Tom Littler has taken one of literature’s most flamboyant and controversial writers of his generation and added his own twist. The Pictures of Dorian Gary runs smoothly and I would be as bold to say Oscar Wilde would have enjoyed this version of his novel too.
This production of Pictures of Dorian Gray at Jermyn Street Theatre is intriguing, and offers chances to see the parts played differently, but there are inevitable losses.
It was a bold idea on Tom Littler’s part to think of adapting Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray into a multi gender-swapping stage production.
So not necessarily my cup of tea but in the fervour All Or Noting inspired in the majority of the audience, one can see why this show’s journey has been going for a good couple of years now from the fringe, to UK tour, to the heart of the West End.
Named after the group’s biggest hit and only chart-topper (which knocked The Beatles off the chart’s top spot), All Or Nothing is a biographical piece of 60s nostalgia about a generation of free spirits.