"DORIAN: The Musical"
Inspired by OSCAR WILDE's
"THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY"
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“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic”
Oscar Wilde “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
New Musical “DORIAN”returns to the Other Palace,
having been cancelled just two days before it was due to open
in March 2020 before the pandemic.
This exciting new musical adaptation of “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
gives Oscar Wilde’s classic tale a Glam, modern twist with a newly composed score
that sears through the action, propelled by influences from Bowie to Brecht.
A rock star, trapped in eternal adolescence, wants to change the course of his life and discover love.
But, can you find love if you’ve sold your soul to the Devil?
Dorian, dubbed the ‘King of Black Hearts’ by his growing following,
is discovered by the influential ‘Lord’ Henry, and is soon under the spell
of this dangerous, charismatic music impresario.
Renowned photographer, Basil Hallward,
is brought in for the photo shoot for the launch of his next album,
and a Pandora’s box of love, lust and corruption is opened up.
Dorian, the secret child of love and death,
finds himself in a confusing world where love dare not speak its name.
“DORIAN” began its life as a reading at Cafe Royal,
in the very room where Oscar Wilde used to stage his own readings.
Its run at the Other Palace was cancelled just two days before opening night
as the pandemic forced the first lockdown in March 2020.
It is now returning for a world premiere exclusive showcase performance,
for two nights only
on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th September at 8pm.
Praise for the streamed production of Dorian 2021:
Musical Theatre Review
“… Yes! This is what we live for…”
Everything Theatre – 4 Stars
“… will have you on the edge of your seat…”
“… the show is enthralling… goosebump inducing…”
The Reviews Hub – 4 Stars
“… decadent, naughty and thoroughly amoral…”
“… the essence of Wilde’s novel comes across loud and clear…”
DORIAN: A New Musical
Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th September 2022 at 8pm
The Other Palace, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA
Running time: 1 hour 45 Minutes, with interval
Tel: 020 7592 0302
Writer: Linnie Reedman
Composer: Joe Evans