LON
The Picture of Dorian Gray Tickets
The Picture of Dorian Gray: What to expect - 1
The Picture of Dorian Gray: What to expect - 2
The Picture of Dorian Gray: What to expect - 3
The Picture of Dorian Gray: What to expect - 4
The Picture of Dorian Gray: What to expect - 5
London

The Picture of Dorian Gray Tickets

Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sarah Snook (Succession) stars in this iconic Oscar Wilde adaptation.
The Picture of Dorian Gray: What to expect - 1
The Picture of Dorian Gray: What to expect - 2
View all
Production image of The Picture of Dorian Gray in London featuring Sarah Snook
The Picture of Dorian Gray Tickets

About The Picture of Dorian Gray

Succession’s Sarah Snook stars in one of the hottest London plays of the season: The Picture of Dorian Gray. Book The Picture of Dorian Gray tickets in London on TodayTix.

The Guardian called the show a “dizzyingly beautiful tour de force,” and Time Out declared it a “reinvention of theatre.”

Based on a classic piece of English literature, Oscar Wilde’s novel of the same name, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a stirring, explosive, and digital-forward production adapted and directed by Kip Williams, Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company.

The Picture of Dorian Gray is an archetypal morality tale of a young man who purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul after meeting Lord Henry, who explains that beauty and youth are fleeting. Dorian Gray embarks on a journey in which he doesn’t age, but a portrait of him does. Increasingly mad by the portrait’s maturation as his body remains gorgeous, but his life remains vacuous, Dorian Gray comes to regret his choice and takes acts to reverse it, propelling him to a bloody conclusion.

The Portrait of Dorian Gray has enjoyed multiple Australian runs; now, it comes to London with stage and screen star Sarah Snook in the lead role.

Run time

2hr. No interval.

Start date

6th February, 2024

End date

11th May, 2024

Categories

Age

Ages 12+.

Production note
Contains adult themes, drug use, suicide, theatrical haze and herbal cigarettes.
The Picture of Dorian Gray: What to expect - 1
The Picture of Dorian Gray: What to expect - 2
The Picture of Dorian Gray: What to expect - 3
The Picture of Dorian Gray: What to expect - 4
View all
The Picture of Dorian Gray: What to expect - 5

621 Reviews

mzende

mzende

128 Reviews | 23 Followers
96
Technology firsts, Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great acting

See it if You want to experience the different and NEW in theater, with an actress who is everything. And I am one of those tired of cameras on stage.

Don’t see it if You are fully wedded to traditional theater and don't have interest in anything beyond the traditional, or will be alarmed by huge screens.

Kent 2

Kent 2

224 Reviews | 75 Followers
90
Great acting and awesome technology

See it if You want to see Succession’s Shiv doing something radically different.

Don’t see it if You don’t appreciate human beings interacting with their video images.

Ocourant

Ocourant

52 Reviews | 11 Followers
85
Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if loved her acting, clever staging, very entertaining.

Don’t see it if a little bit overwhelming : felt like it could have been 30 minutes shorter but still worth the experience

NateNYC

NateNYC

78 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Resonant

See it if DONT MISS IT. This is a birth of a new type of theater and it was done brilliantly. Some compare it to Ivo van Hove's Network, it is NOT.

Don’t see it if Dont get the rows in the orchestra close to the stage. Ideally, row G and up. There are lots of projections and you wont appreciate sitting

View all reviews

The Picture of Dorian Gray cast and creative team

By: Oscar Wilde, adapted by Kip Williams
Director: Kip Williams
Cast list: Sarah Snook
Design: Marg Horwell
Costumes: Marg Horwell
Lighting: Nick Schlieper
Sound: Clemence Williams
Other info: Original music by Clemence Williams, video design by David Bergman, dramaturgy by Eryn Jean Norvill, production dramaturgy by Paige Rattray

Venue

18 Suffolk St, London, United Kingdom, SW1Y 4HT

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19, 23, 38, 53, 88, 139, 159
Night bus numbers: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 88, 139, 453, N8, N19, N38, N97, N3, N13, N15, N136, N159
Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (2mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Go along Coventry Street and then take Haymarket on the right where the theatre will be approx. 200 metres along.

More information about The Picture of Dorian Gray

Due to its haunting themes and universal look at ageing and beauty, The Picture of Dorian Gray has been popular since publishing in 1890. Over a century later, the tale has enjoyed various screen and stage adaptations, including a 1945 movie starring Hurd Hatfield, Angela Lansbury, Donna Reed, and George Sanders.

Kip Williams’ production stands out thanks to its singular theatricality: reenvisioning the story for a contemporary audience, this version of The Picture of Dorian Gray is a one-person show, a star vehicle in which its leading performer, Emmy Award nominee Sarah Snook, takes on over two dozen roles to tell this singular tale. The play invokes Kip Williams’ particular touch: digital technology and live camera work fuse art forms to make this a specifically twenty-first-century tale of self-obsession.

What to watch for

  • Sarah Snook is known for more than just Succession. She won a Golden Globe Award and earned nominations for three Primetime Emmy Awards for her work as conniving sister Shiv Roy on Succession, but she has also appeared in the films Sisters of War, Steve Jobs, Pieces of a Woman, and, at the Old Vic, The Master Builder.
  • Kip Williams’ integration of technology is a trademark touch. The director infuses camera feeds and other technology to highlight it as a vehicle for self-obsession and a mirror we can’t stop looking into.
  • In 2015, Williams won the Helpmann Award for Best Direction of a Play for his Sydney Theatre Company production of Suddenly Last Summer. Two years later, he won Best Direction at the 2017 Green Room Awards for Miss Julie, which also won Best Production and Best Digital Media Design and Integration. Most recently, he won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Director in 2018 for STC’s The Harp in the South, the play also receiving the award for Best Production and Best New Australian Work.

Frequently asked questions

What is The Picture of Dorian Gray about?

Sarah Snook stars in the play based on Oscar Wilde's iconic novel about vanity and the consequences of leading a life solely devoted to pleasure and physical beauty.

What is the running time of The Picture of Dorian Gray?

The Picture of Dorian Gray runs for 2hr. No interval.

Which theatre is The Picture of Dorian Gray at?

The Picture of Dorian Gray is at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket.

What is the age recommendation for The Picture of Dorian Gray?

Ages 12+.

How do you get tickets for The Picture of Dorian Gray?

Check the top of this page for current availability and exclusive offers on The Picture of Dorian Gray tickets on TodayTix.

Tickets

Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.

Get the latest updates on The Picture of Dorian Gray

Sign up to our mailing list to receive exclusive offers, new show ticket alerts and seasonal promotions. You can unsubscribe at any time.

You can unsubscribe at any time.
TodayTix Logo
© 2024 TodayTix Group All rights reserved.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.