The Melbourne season of Sydney Theatre Company’s smash-hit THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY has been extended due to overwhelming demand, with tickets now on sale for final shows through to Sunday 7 August.
The added dates signal the last chance for Australian audiences to witness this theatrical masterpiece at home before it tours to Broadway and beyond.
Critics heralded the arrival of the ground-breaking production at Arts Centre Melbourne with five-star reviews, following a searing opening night performance and rapturous standing ovation.
An adaption of Oscar Wilde’s only novel, STC’s Artistic Director Kip Williams has transformed this timeless text into a breathtaking one-person show, made possible by an intricately choreographed technical crew. Bringing to life a dizzying 26 characters in an astonishing performance by Eryn Jean Norvill, joined in Melbourne by alternate performer Nikki Shiels, this century-old moral fable has striking resonance in our 21st century reality.
Making a Faustian wish for eternal youth after seeing himself in a dazzling new portrait, the exquisite young 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, Dorian revels in his forever golden beauty, while his portrait becomes more grotesque as it bears the burdens of his excesses.
Sydney Theatre Company’s THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY is adapted and directed by Kip Williams, based on the novel by Oscar Wilde. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY stars Eryn Jean Norvill, who is also Dramaturg and Creative Associate. Design is by Marg Horwell, Lighting Design by Nick Schlieper, Compositions & Sound Design by Clemence Williams, and Video Design by David Bergman
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
Must close 7 August 2022
Image: Daniel Boud