A gender-shifting Dorian Gray...
Lucy Shaw’s bold new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic novel Pictures of Dorian Gray explores how the nuances of the story can change with the four different, gender-swapping casting possibilities.
Artistic director Tom Littler said:
“Lucy Shaw’s Pictures of Dorian Gray is one of the most brilliant and original adaptations of a novel I’ve ever read. It’s a dazzling exploration of gender, narcissism, of art and how we make it.”
The production, which retains all the glittering wit of Wilde’s writing, explores perceptions and preconceptions of gender, the balance of power between the artist and their art, attitudes to ‘self’ and the relationship between manufactured image and reality.
The ensemble cast comprises Richard Keightley (Of Mice and Men – national tour, Twelfth Night – National Theatre), Helen Reuben (who recently made her debut as Sally Bowles in Cabaret – English Theatre Frankfurt / Deutsches Theater Munich), Augustina Seymour (Twelfth Night – Chichester Festival Theatre, The Crucible– Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and tour) and Stanton Wright (The Winter’s Tale – National Theatre, All or Nothing – West End).
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Stephen Joseph Theatre Westborough, YO11 1JW