From the same team as the 5* ‘What a Carve Up!’ comes a modern adaptation of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray.’

19 Jan 2021 News, Shows

*Dunkirk star Fionn Whitehead will play the dazzling, but dark, titular role.*

The New Wolsey Theatrethe Lawrence Batley Theatre and the Barn Theatre have teamed up once again, this time joined by Theatr Clwyd and Oxford Playhouse, to produce a modern adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s iconic novel.

Written by Henry Filloux-Bennett, who also wrote the ‘game-chang[ing]’ (The Telegraph) production of What a Carve Up!The Picture of Dorian Gray promises to take online shows to the next level.

In a profile pic-obsessed, filter-fixated world where online and reality blur, vanity leads influencer Dorian Gray to make a deal. Any price seems worth it for an eternally perfect persona. But as Dorian’s popularity turns poisonous, and his mental health starts to decline, the true and horrific cost of his deal will soon need to be met.

A brand-new adaptation that brings Oscar Wilde’s Faustian tale kicking and screaming into the world of Instagram, Facebook and dating apps, nothing is more suited to following the chilling hit What a Carve Up! Running online from Tue 16 – Wed 31 March, this is a thought-provoking drama; brilliant watching for lockdown days at home.

Content warning: For ages 16+. The Picture of Dorian Gray includes extremely strong language and references to suicide and mental illness that some viewers may find upsetting. If you have been affected by any of the issues in The Picture of Dorian Gray, you can click here for information on organisations that may be able to offer additional support.

Captioning will be available on all performances, with Audio Description too from Tue 23 March.

For more information about The Picture of Dorian Gray, please click here. You can also follow Dorian on Twitter and Instagram (@picturedorian) for his latest stories.

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