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‘Brings a new life & dimension to the dangerously charismatic Gray’: THE TRAGEDY OF DORIAN GRAY – Blue Devil Productions (Online review) ★★★★

In Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Elaine ChapmanLeave a Comment

Writer and director Ross Dinwiddy’s vision to create a black and white adaptation of Dorian Gray adds a twist to the gothic tale. Moving away from the rich luxury often associated with Wilde, The Tragedy of Dorian Gray offers a deeper depth into the dark soul traded to the devil for eternal youth.

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NEWS: Alfred Enoch, Joanna Lumley, Russell Tovey & Stephen Fry are cast in The Picture of Dorian Gray online production

In Native, News, Online shows, Press Releases, Quotes, Regional theatre by Press Releases

The co-producers of the upcoming digital adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray have today announced the production’s full casting and creative team. Joining previously announced Fionn Whitehead, in the title role, are Alfred Enoch as Harry Wotton, Joanna Lumley as Lady Narborough, Emma McDonald as Sibyl Vane and Russell Tovey as Basil Hallward with Stephen Fry as the Interviewer.

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THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY – West End

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

When The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890 by Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine, it caused a great scandal, despite already having been heavily censored by the magazine’s editor. Later, when adapting the story to be published as a book, Oscar Wilde himself removed further material, in particular some of the more homoerotic passages.

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THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY – West End

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

One wit called it ‘the first French novel in English’, with its seductive evocation of exotic decadence and corrupting wickedness. Critics in the 1890’s sputtered “poisonous…heavy with the mephitic odours of moral and spiritual putrefaction” and fit only for “outlawed noblemen and perverted telegraph boys”. In other words, homosexual. But it has outlived them, this Oscar Wilde fable of the beautiful boy Dorian who keeps his fresh appearance while in the attic his portrait snarls, sneers and withers to monstrosity.