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Tue 16 Mar - Sat 17 Apr

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Each of us has heaven and hell in them.

In a profile pic-obsessed, filter-fixated world where online and reality blur, influencer Dorian Gray makes a deal. For his social star never to fade. For the perfect self he broadcasts to the world to always remain. But as his mental health starts to decline, as corruption and murderous depravity start to creep into his world, the true and horrific cost of his deal will soon need to be met.

From the team behind the New York Times Critic’s Pick, five star “game-changer” (The Telegraph) online production of What a Carve Up! comes a brand-new digital adaptation that brings Oscar Wilde’s Faustian tale kicking and screaming into a world of Instagram, Facebook and dating apps.

Cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Alfred Enoch, Joanna Lumley, Emma McDonald, Russell Tovey and Stephen Fry. 

Venue: wherever you like! (watch online)

Content warning: The Picture of Dorian Gray includes strong language and contains scenes of self-harm, suicide, death and mental illness which some viewers may find upsetting.

Book your ticket via this link. You only need one ticket per household, provided you're all watching on the same screen. 

Once you have purchased your ticket you will receive a booking confirmation including your screening link, via email. This link will be active on the date you have booked to view The Picture of Dorian Gray and will expire after 48 hours. Please keep an eye on your junk / spam folder for emails relating to this performance. 

If you have questions about the viewing experience, please read these FAQs

Age Guidance: 16+
Content warning: The Picture of Dorian Gray includes strong language and contains scenes of self-harm, suicide, death and mental illness which some viewers may find upsetting.

All performances will be fully captioned and performances from Tue 23 Mar - Sat 17 Apr will also be available with audio description. 

A co-production by Barn Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Theatr Clwyd
Based on the novel by Oscar Wilde

Writer: Henry Filloux-Bennett 
Director: Tamara Harvey
Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Alfred Enoch, Joanna Lumley, Emma McDonald, Russell Tovey and Stephen Fry

A cross-curriculum educational pack for teachers, lecturers and students is available for this digital production. It has been curated to be used across a range of curriculum areas, and is particularly relevant for those studying Drama and Theatre, Performing Arts, Media and PSHE. 

The education pack contains a link to watch The Picture of Dorian Gray online and provides an insight into the process of creating this unusual production through interviews and blogs from the creative team, from the adaptation of the novel to the filming. It also looks at key themes, characters, style, and the structure of the play alongside a range of practical and written tasks and discussion topics to assist in the study of this play. These tasks have been designed to be delivered online or within the classroom or studio. 

The education pack and link to watch the online performance is available at a cost of £100 per school / group. It is available throughout the production’s run from Tuesday 16 - Wednesday 31 March, and by request for dates following the run. 

To book: email becky@thelbt.org stating the name of your school / group, the date of the performance you would like to purchase, the number of students who will be watching, and that you heard about this opportunity via artsdepot. 

If you have any questions, please email participation@artsdepot.co.uk

Please note, the Age Guidance for The Picture of Dorian Gray is 16+. The production includes strong language and contains scenes of self-harm, suicide, death and mental illness which some viewers may find upsetting.

Booking Info

Tickets £12 (only one ticket is required per household / screen)

Age Guidance: 16+

Watch online from Tue 16 Mar - Sat 17 Apr.

Book tickets using this link. artsdepot will receive 25% of your ticket price. 

Once you have purchased your ticket you will receive a booking confirmation via email including your screening link.