The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

A brand-new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s dazzling novel

Each of us has heaven and hell in them.

In a profile pic-obsessed, filter-fixated world where online and reality blur, influencer Dorian Gray makes a deal. For his social star never to fade. For the perfect self he broadcasts to the world to always remain. But as his mental health starts to decline, as corruption and murderous depravity start to creep into his world, the true and horrific cost of his deal will soon need to be met.


CAST:

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Fionn Whitehead as Dorian Gray

Alfred Enoch as Harry (Lord Henry) Wooton

Emma McDonald as Sybil Vane

Russell Tovey as Basil Hallward

Joanna Lumley as Lady Narborough

Featuring Stephen Fry as The Interviewer


From the team behind the New York Times Critic’s Pick, five star “game-changer” (Telegraph) online production of What a Carve Up! comes a brand-new adaptation that brings Oscar Wilde’s Faustian tale kicking and screaming into a world of Instagram, Facebook and dating apps.

Fionn Whitehead, star of Dunkirk and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, will take on the titular role. Most recently seen starring in the Lionsgate and Saban Films’ Don’t Tell A Soul, Fionn Whitehead is best known for his critically acclaimed performance as the protagonist Tommy in Christopher Nolan’s Academy Award nominated war film, Dunkirk.


How it will work 

Once you have purchased your ticket you will receive a booking confirmation including your screening link. This link will be active on the date you have booked to view The Picture of Dorian Gray and will expire after 48 hours.

Please check your junk/spam folders for any emails relating to the performance.

Age guidance: 16+

Content warning: 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 click here for information on organisations that may be able to offer additional support.

Access: All screenings will be fully captioned


FIONN WHITEHEAD – Dorian Gray

Fionn Whitehead is well known for playing the lead in both the multi award winning DUNKIRK and the Emmy Award winning BANDERSNATCH.

Other credits include leading roles in Richard Eyre’s THE CHILDREN ACT opposite Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci and PORT AUTHORITY which was Exec Produced by Martin Scorsese and premiered in competition at Cannes. 

Fionn can currently be seen in Alex McAulay’s debut DON’T TELL A SOUL and will be seen later this year in Roger Michell’s THE DUKE opposite Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent and Neil Burger’s VOYAGERS. 

HENRY FILLOUX-BENNETT – Writer

Henry joined the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield as Chief Executive and Artistic Director in 2019. West End credits to date include: as a writer, Nigel Slater’s Toast (The Other Palace); as a director, The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal Haymarket); and as an independent producer, Well (Apollo Theatre). Henry’s first play Wasted was produced at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was picked as Critics’ Choice by The Spectator. He subsequently wrote the world premiere stage adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Decline & Fall which was produced at the Old Red Lion Theatre. In 2018 Henry wrote Nigel Slater’s Toast, which was commissioned by The Lowry, published by Samuel French Ltd and subsequently transferred to the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and The Other Palace in London before embarking on a 12-week UK Tour. The play won the CAMEO Page to Stage Award in 2019 as part of London Book Week. He wrote The Understudy, based on the novel by David Nicholls, which was adapted as a radio play starring Stephen Fry, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to raise funds for the theatre industry. The play was then given a semi-staged rehearsed reading in the West End in December 2020 (Palace Theatre). Most recently Henry wrote The New York Times Critic’s Pick What a Carve Up! based on the novel by Jonathan Coe, which was seen in over 40 countries and chosen in the Guardian’s Top 10 theatre shows and The Telegraph’s Top 50 Cultural Events of 2020. In January 2021 he was included in The Stage 100.

TAMARA HARVEY – Director

Tamara Harvey is the Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, where her productions have included the Olivier Award-winning Home, I’m Darling, the Menier Chocolate Factory co-production of Orpheus Descending, and the premières of Pilgrims by Elinor Cook and Peter Gill’s version of Uncle Vanya. Before Theatr Clwyd, she was a freelance director for 15 years, working on classic plays, new writing, musical theatre and in film. She is a graduate of the University of Bristol and trained in the USA. 


Producers: Co-produced by The Barn Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Theatr Clwyd.

Written by Henry Filloux-Bennett

Directed by Tamara Harvey

Book Tickets

When: Tues 16th March - Wed 31st March

Where: Once you have purchased your ticket you will receive a booking confirmation including your screening link. This link will be active on the date you have booked to view The Picture of Dorian Gray and will expire after 48 hours.

What: A brand-new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s dazzling novel. (recorded theatre)

Tickets: £12 includes a digital programme

Age guidance: 16+

Content warning: The Picture of Dorian Gray includes strong language and contains scenes of self-harm, suicide, death and mental illness which some viewers may find upsetting.

Access: All screenings will be fully captioned

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