The Picture of Dorian Gray
“An exquisite adaptation” The Sunday Times
“A fascinating, civilised night at the theatre” Irish Theatre Magazine
"flawlessly executed, commanding performances” The Dubliner
This theatrical adaptation of Wilde’s classic novel has already played to great acclaim countrywide and returns to Bewley’s Cafe this April for another run in the intimate surroundings of the James Joyce Room. The story is set in the decadent world of Victorian London, where the socialite Lord Henry Wotton seduces the beautifully boyish Dorian Gray into a hedonistic life of indulgence, vice and dissipation. Infatuated by Basil Hallward’s portrait, Dorian makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture charts his decline into sin and ultimate self-destruction.
The Picture of Dorian Gray combines drawing room comedy and Gothic horror, and is a compelling and hugely entertaining theatrical event. It is directed by Alice Coghlan, whose previous credits for Wonderland include Pagliacci and La Locandiera, and it features Gate Theatre regulars Michael James Ford and Michael Winder, alongside Simon Coury, a veteran of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Early Booking is Recommended