Bristol Theatre News

The Picture of Dorian Gray March 2021

The Picture of Dorian Gray – is a new digital theatre production due to be streamed in March 2021and booking now.

Oscar Wilde’s much-loved novel has been adapted and written by Henry Filloux-Bennett and directed by Tamara Harvey.

Dunkirk and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch star Fionn Whitehead has been announced in the titular role.

The action will be moved to a ‘profile pic-obsessed, filter-fixated world’ with influencer Dorian Gray making a deal for his social star to never fade.

The production has been created by the team behind recent Barn Theatre success What a Carve Up! and will continue to push the digital theatre form using techniques used in radio plays, movies, documentaries and traditional theatre.

Henry Filloux-Bennett and Tamara Harvey said: “So many of us have found ourselves living in an ever more online world over the last year. But the benefits and the connections digital have offered us come with a darker side – deterioration in mental health, isolation, online manipulation to name just a few. Following ‘What a Carve Up!’ we really wanted to explore what would happen if you brought Oscar Wilde’s Faustian tale kicking and screaming into a world of Instagram, Facebook and dating apps.”

The Picture of Dorian Gray runs for two weeks from 16-31 March 2021 and will be available to watch internationally.

Tickets are available from: priced £12 for a 48 link and digital programme.

Audio description and closed captioning will also be available.

The show is a co-production by Barn Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre, Oxford Playhouse & Theatr Clwyd.