Artangel “Inside” Reading Gaol

In 2016 the doors of Reading Gaol were opened for an exhibition “Inside” put on by Artangel. This included works by world renowned artists and performances of Oscar Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol and De Profundis read by Rupert Everett and Patti Smith. The Artangel link below has videos of the performances. RABBLE Theatre (at that time known as Reading Between the Lines) performed Beth Flintoff’s play “Oscar Wilde on Trial”.

Over 45,000 people visited the Artangel event.

Local artists were inspired by the unique opportunity to visit the Gaol. This image is by Jenny Halstead.