"THE EXTRA-ORDINARY CABARET of DORIAN GRAY"
FOLLOWING THE SPECTACULAR SHOWCASE IN THE
AS PART OF THE UNDERBELLY FESTIVAL
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE FURTHER DATES AT THE
PLEASNACE THEATRE, LONDON
AS PART OF THEIR FESTIVAL OF
SEX, LOVE and DEATH
SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER and SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER at 7.30pm
Music and Lyrics by Joe Evans
Written and Directed by Linnie Reedman
"... HEADY, SEEDY SEDUCTION..."
Set in a fantasy, steampunk world, Ruby In The Dust bring their adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Gothic novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, to the Spiegeltent on London’s South Bank as part of the summer’s Underbelly Festival.
On the day of his grandfather's funeral, Dorian decides that he should no longer be a ‘secret’. Exotic looking, and of uncertain parentage, he has been kept hidden by his grandfather, his mother having died in childbirth. Dorian knows nothing about love, but decides that it is his quest to find it.
While sitting for his portrait by society painter Basil Hallward, Dorian is discovered by the influential Lord Henry and is soon under the spell of this dangerous, charismatic man. Lord Henry starts grooming Dorian for sex, exerting total power over him, thus securing his descent into a totally corrupt world. A world where sex and death share the same bed. And where love dare not speak its name.
When Dorian realises the painting is in fact a portrait of his conscience, he is horrified to see the level of corruption depicted on the canvas and decides to try to reverse time.
But is it too late?
Held together by the narration of the sinister character of Mr Isaacs, a theatre manager who is out to get revenge on Dorian for the "murder" of his protegé Sybil Vane, the story unfolds in a series of cabaret sketches with original music.
Part of the Underbelly Festival, THE EXTRA-ORDINARY CABARET OF DORIAN GRAY” is presented for one night only on Tuesday July 11th at 7.45pm at the famous Spiegeltent on London’s South Bank.