‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’: It’s your last chance to see one of Australia’s greatest acting performances

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‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’: It’s your last chance to see one of Australia’s greatest acting performances

It’s your last chance to see Sydney Theatre Company’s ground-breaking production of Oscar Wilde’s timeless text until it heads to Broadway and beyond.

A breathtaking one-person show, Kip Williams’ adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray must close on Sunday August 7 and as you would have read by now, with countless five-star reviews during its Melbourne run, this is a performance not to miss.

Equal parts funny, gripping and thought-provoking, Oscar Wilde’s timeless story has been brought to life by Eryn Jean Norvill’s Olympic act of performance. The definitive highlight of the show, her portrayal of 26 unique characters is not one to be missed.

The key takeaways

  • Due to overwhelming demand, The Picture of Dorian Gray has extended its season
  • Tickets are now on sale for final shows through to Sunday August 7
  • The play sees actor Eryn Jean Norvill portraying 26 different characters

Buy tickets to The Picture of Dorian Gray while they last here.

With the season being extended until August 7, don’t miss out on this performance that we declared a once in a lifetime triumph of theatre:“She populates the world of the story in a spectacular performance that will be remembered as perhaps one of the greatest on an Australian stage. A one person adaptation is a genius choice for Wilde’s Gothic parable about the obsession with the self, exploring the themes of vanity and perception that warps one’s self-worth.”

The Picture of Dorian Gray is as much a technical triumph as it is a directorial one – by blending live and pre-recorded footage, Norvill’s performance is captured by an intricately choreographed technical crew, who push the boundaries of what is possible on stage.

“Oscar Wilde’s novel is a thrilling look at a world obsessed with youth and beauty – in many ways a mirror for our times,” says director and adapter, Kip Williams. “It’s been wonderful to see people respond so well to this iconic story and I’m so excited for it to enjoy another life with audiences in Melbourne and beyond.”

The Picture of Dorian Gray is based on Oscar Wilde’s century-old fable of the same name. Packed with classic Wilde wit and charm, the play follows the young and exquisite Dorian Gray, who makes a Faustian wish for eternal youth after seeing a dazzling portrait of himself. While he throws himself into a life of excessive extravagance, constantly revelling in his unchanging and ageless beauty, the portrait in his attic becomes more grotesque and hideous with each passing day.

Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on this show. Grab your tickets by heading here.