European Arts Company returns with a brand new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray written with Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland. Following on from the success of last year’s The Trials of Oscar Wilde, the play is timed to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the publication of Wilde’s only novel in 1891.
The production stars Guy Warren-Thomas (Downton Abbey, Spooks) in the title role and John Gorick (who played a memorable Oscar Wilde in The Trials) returns as Lord Henry Wotton. Combining drawing-room comedy and gothic horror, this wickedly witty Faustian tale is a hugely entertaining theatrical event.
‘Deserves to be seen for the fresh insights it brings to a work we think we know all too well, and for what it tells us of Wilde.’
‘Guy Warren-Thomas is a fine Dorian Gray. A highly entertaining mix of Wilde’s razor-sharp wit and Victorian melodrama.’
‘A cracking, irresistibly watchable cast of just 4 bring this Gothic horror story to life. Classic storytelling, a small masterpiece.’
‘This is a truly lovely production, a classic story well executed. The performances are certainly the highlight, as is the fact that Wilde’s grandson aided in the creation.’
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