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Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sarah Snook (Succession) stars in this iconic Oscar Wilde adaptation.
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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

2 hrs (no interval)

Start date

February 6th, 2024

End date

May 11th, 2024

Age

Suitable for ages 12+

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Reviews

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Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious
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Ocourant
Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever
85 / 100
NateNYC
Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Resonant
100 / 100
mzende
Technology firsts, Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great acting
96 / 100
Red Bus Londinium
Great staging, Modern, Clever, Technical wizardry
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Production note
Contains adult themes, drug use, suicide, theatrical haze and herbal cigarettes.

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

Theatre Royal Haymarket

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 2 hrs (no interval).

Which theatre is The Picture of Dorian Gray at?

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

How much are tickets for The Picture of Dorian Gray?

The Picture of Dorian Gray tickets start at £65.

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

Suitable for ages 12+

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

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