A classic story gets a Wilde twist
Oscar Wilde’s century-old moral fable, packed with witticisms, is as devilishly wicked today as on its debut.
Seeing himself in a dazzling new portrait, an exquisite young man makes a Faustian wish for eternal youth. 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, and revelling in the splendour of his beauty which remains forever golden. Meanwhile, the portrait – banished to an attic – becomes more and more grotesque.
This new interpretation of Wilde’s only novel is adapted and directed by Artistic Director Kip Williams. Collaborating once again with Eryn Jean Norvill (Suddenly Last Summer, Romeo and Juliet), Williams’ reimagining will see Norvill performing every role in the story in an audacious cascade of theatrical transformations. The inventive use of live video that made Suddenly Last Summer and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui so visually compelling will capture and amplify every move.
“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.” Lord Henry
Approx. duration 2 hours (no interval). Subject to change. More info.
Content Adult themes, drug use. Subject to change. More info.
Wear a mask. You are required to wear a mask at all times whilst visiting our venue, including during the performance. More info.
VISITOR SAFETY INFORMATION
Your safety is important to us. We have enhanced health and hygiene methods in place, following NSW government COVIDSafe guidelines and expert public health advice. Please note: You are required to wear a mask at all times whilst visiting our venue, including during the performance.
This production is socially distanced, with theatre capacity at 50% in line with current Government regulations.
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Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $103
B Reserve $93
Seniors cardholder $93
Under 30 $50
Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve $110
B Reserve $100
All tickets $50
Season Ticket prices
Adult A Reserve $82
Seniors cardholder $74
Under 30 $45
Saturday evening performances $88
Preview performances $45
Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings (packs of 6 or more plays): no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter
Authorised ticket sellers
The only authorised ticket sellers for this event are Sydney Theatre Company and Roslyn Packer Theatre. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. More info.