"There is something fatal about a portrait. It has a life of its own."
"Dorian Gray as Wilde intended."The Times
"Tribute needs to be paid... to the skill of the adaptation, carried out with scrupulous care by Merlin Holland, Wilde's grandson, and John O'Connor. Crucially they have gone back to the original texts of both magazine and (longer) published novels and reinstated several key lines."BritishTheatre.com
"A highly entertaining mix of Wilde's razor-sharp wit and Victorian melodrama."The Stage
The play was first presented at the Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham on 8th April, 2015 before touring to 45 venues all over the UK and ending at St. James Theatre, London on Saturday, 20th June -- 125 years to the day that The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in Lippincott's Magaizne.
Picture of Dorian Gray, The Script
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Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful young man called Dorian Gray becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him. He makes a Faustian pact that the picture will grow old while he remains forever young.