4th March 2021
Fionn Whitehead, star of Dunkirk and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, will take on the titular role in an upcoming digital adaptation of the Oscar Wilde classic, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
The Picture of Dorian Gray, from the team behind the celebrated digital production of What a Carve Up!, is set to push the theatrical form like its predecessor. It will utilise elements found in radio plays, films, documentaries as well as traditional theatrical techniques.
Set 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 the horrific cost of his deal will soon need to be met.
The Picture of Dorian Gray runs for two weeks from 16th to 31st March. It will reunite the creative team behind What a Carve Up! with Henry Filoux-Bennett writing the new adaptation with direction by Tamara Harvey.
The Barn Theatre in Cirencester, the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield and the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich will return to co-produce the production with Oxford Playhouse in Oxfordshire and Theatr Clwyd in Mold joining the collaboration as co-producers.
The producers are also dedicated to supporting fellow theatres across the country during this unprecedented time. They have announced that the following theatres will be joining the production as partner venues: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Arts at the Old Fire Station, artsdepot – North Finchley, Belgrade Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Guildhall Arts Centre – Grantham, Hertford Theatre, Mercury Theatre, Octagon Theatre Bolton, Stamford Arts Centre, The Dukes, The Elgiva, The Lighthouse Theatre, The Lowry, The Torch, The Watermill Theatre, Theatre By The Lake, Theatre Royal Winchester and Watford Palace Theatre.
Further casting and creatives for the production be announced at a later date.
Tickets can be purchased at pictureofdoriangray.com Audience members will receive a screening link which will activate on their booked performance date for a 48 hour period. Tickets are priced at £12 which will include both a link to the production as well as a digital programme. Audio description and closed captioning will be made available for the production during its run.
Featured Image Credit: Pip for DDA