Dorian Gray

Theatre (drama, adaptation)

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  • theSpace on the Mile - Space 3
  • 16:55
  • Aug 23
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of Violence
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Captivated by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray trades his soul for eternal youth and beauty. He is drawn into a corrupt double life that is poisoned by hedonism and depravity. Only the portrait tells the sinister truth, which is masterfully disclosed in the final scenes. Set in the roaring 20s, this bold new production is based on Oscar Wilde’s scandalous novel that shocked early readers with its hints at unspeakable sins. This brilliant exposé of a society caught in a sinister web of vanity and self-obsession has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.

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Ada Palmer 149 days ago

Very impressive performance! Cunningly edited, clear but without a second of wasted space, and excellent acting in every role. Perfect timing throughout made the humor hilarious and the chilling parts the more chilling. The passage of time and the evolution of the painting were both brilliantly staged. Highly recommended!

Thomas N 149 days ago

An excellent cast and strong production design made Oscar Wilde's classic seamlessly pop into our world. Every character was realized perfectly, with the actors' mannerisms able to convey everything about their roles before they'd spoken a single word. The clever use of jigsaw puzzles chipping away at the portrait had me waiting to see when another would appear from a character's handbag, or suddenly pop onto the canvas. The script was efficient and energetic, losing little of the original text's nuance and using well-choreographed moments of chaos to show what it didn't have time to tell. A great show I'd have loved to see again

Jo Walton 149 days ago

Wonderful acting and genuinely creepy, I absolutely loved this production. Evocative and very powerful. This year's Fringe is really giving us some very good Wilde.

Dawn Knox 150 days ago

What a talented cast in this dark portrayal of the turn of the century life of the rich and aristocratic. Well worth a watch. First class.

Sharon MacFarlane 150 days ago

Oscar Wilde eat your heart out! A young cast delivering
a different take on a classic, yet retaining the story as he wrote it. Acted with maturity and confidence. Loved it.

Matthew Joseph 150 days ago

Superb production, mature performances, definitely worth seeing.

Emma Wilson 150 days ago

An excellent production where every member of the young cast produces a great performance.

Kathryn Torbet 151 days ago

This is terrific play, second year running from this youth group. There are strong performances from the actors, and the setting of the “Roaring Twenties” gives the familiar story an exquisite retelling; there is a particularly stunning musical movement sequence which elevates the performance.
The best £5 I've spent this week.

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