A classic story gets a Wilde twist
Seeing himself in a dazzling new portrait, an exquisite young man
makes a Faustian wish for eternal youth. Dorian Gray throws himself into
a life of wanton luxury drifting from the pampered salons of Victorian
London to the darkest recesses of the capital, and revelling in the
splendour of his beauty which remains forever golden. Meanwhile, the
portrait – banished to an attic – becomes more and more grotesque.
This new interpretation of Wilde’s only novel is adapted and directed
by Artistic Director Kip Williams. Collaborating once again with Eryn
Jean Norvill (Suddenly Last Summer, Romeo and Juliet),
Williams’ reimagining will see Norvill performing every role in the
story in an audacious cascade of theatrical transformations. The
inventive use of live video that madeSuddenly Last Summer and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui so visually compelling will capture and amplify every move.
“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.” Lord Henry