Classic Wilde

Pictures of Dorian Gray

BY OSCAR WILDE.
ADAPTATION BY LUCY SHAW.
DIRECTED BY TOM LITTLER.
5 June -
6 July 2019

Overview

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”

In Oscar Wilde's iconic novel, sophisticated, amoral aristocrat Henry Wotton seduces the beautiful Dorian Gray into a life of sin and hedonism. Dorian sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty - and only his portrait seems to age. But will Dorian's pact have a price?

Lucy Shaw's bold and beautiful new adaptation retains all the glittering wit of Wilde's writing. The cast switch roles, creating four different casting possibilities. A female Dorian looks at the portrait. And a male face looks back at her.

Lucy Shaw is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers' Programme and the Studio Group. Her plays have been performed at the Whitechapel Gallery, Bold Tendencies, the Nursery Theatre and RADA.

Tom Littler is Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre.


People

Richard Keightley
Actor
Richard has been seen in productions with St. Martin's Theatre, the NT, and Secret Cinema.
Helen Reuben
Actor
Helen has performed at the Pleasance Theatre and Southwark Playhouse.
Augustina Seymour
Actor
Augustina has performed with the Guildford Shakespeare Company and at Shakespeare's Globe.
Stanton Wright
Actor
Stanton has appeared at the NT, the Ambassadors Theatre, and in The Kite Runner UK Tour.

Oscar Wilde
Playwright
Lucy Shaw
Adaptor
Tom Littler
Director
William Reynolds
Set and lighting design
Emily Stuart
Costume design
Matt Eaton
Sound design
Julia Cave
Movement direction


Media

“A glorious take on Oscar Wilde's masterpiece ... gorgeous and magical.”
Broadway World
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“This unmissable production crackles with pace, verve, raw energy ... Darkly voyeuristic, wholly immersive.”
The Yorkshire Times
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“Enthralling, creative, mesmerising.”
The Stage
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“A sparkling adaptation.”
I Thank You Theatre
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“A strong, modern and successful production of a masterpiece.”
The Upcoming
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“A remarkable work of imagination ... wonderfully entertaining.”
The Observer

 
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