Trafalgar Studios | Monday 18th January – Saturday 13th February 2016.
The Picture of Dorian Gray.
2016 marks the 125th anniversary of Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and now it has been freshly adapted by Merlin Holland, Wilde’s only grandson, and John O’Connor of European Arts Company.
In this West End production, Holland and O’Connor have reverted to Wilde’s original manuscript, reinstating some of the key lines that were censored and making more explicit the homoerotic themes of the story. Through access to the original manuscript, they have produced the version of Dorian Gray that Wilde always intended us to see.
Lord Henry Wotton is to be played by John Gorick, (The Trials of Oscar Wilde)
Helen Keeley, (The Importance of Being Earnest, London Classic Theatre; To The End, Southwark Playhouse; Summer Days Dream, Finborough Theatre)
Rupert Mason, (The Trials of Oscar Wilde, Trafalgar Studios; The Madness of George Dubya, West End; The Tempest, RSC)
Guy Warren-Thomas (Little Pieces of Gold, Park Theatre; The Cave, Blue Elephant Theatre; Downton Abbey, ITV)
Director Peter Craze
Producer John O’Connor
Designer Dora Schweitzer
The production is also pleased to announce its partnership with the national charity Stonewall which celebrates difference and campaigns for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Stonewall believes in supporting those who can’t yet be themselves which is particularly fitting considering the storm of critical protest that initially met the publication of The Picture of Dorian Gray, which was described in court as a ‘sodomitical book’ and formed part of the prosecution case against Oscar Wilde.
We’re thrilled that European Arts Company are supporting our work and delighted that money raised from the West End run will help to tackle homophobic bullying in schools. Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall.
Booking Information | The Picture of Dorian Gray
14 Whitehall, London SW1A2DY
Monday 18th January – Saturday 13th February 2016
Monday – Saturday 7.45pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees 3pm (Running Time 2 hours 15 minutes (including interval))
Tickets are available for £15, £20, £25 (school groups of 10+ available for £19.50)