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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Sydney Theatre Company's smash-hit production of the Oscar Wilde novel is a groundbreaking one — the one-person show features a sole actor playing all 26 characters. And, it's coming to Melbourne.
By Libby Curran
June 02, 2022
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By Libby Curran
June 02, 2022
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UPDATE Tuesday, June 21: The Melbourne run of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' has been extended due to popular demand, with tickets now available up until Sunday, August 7. The following has been updated to reflect this change.

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If you're looking to sink your teeth into an impressive piece of theatre this winter, you probably can't beat the visionary, one-person show that is Sydney Theatre Company's hit production of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Now, it's coming to Melbourne.

You read that correctly: in Kip Williams' groundbreaking adaptation of the famed Oscar Wilde novel, Eryn Jean Norvill quite literally owns the stage, playing all 26 of the show's characters. And the response to the production's oft-extended, regularly-sold-out Sydney runs should tell you just how stellar a job she does of it.

Hitting the Arts Centre Melbourne Playhouse from Sunday, June 5–Sunday, August 7 as part of Rising festival, the play's brought to life using a clever mix of staging tricks, camera work, projections, recordings and exceptional acting.

Audiences will find themselves drawn into the witty world of Wilde's Dorian Gray as it dives into society's relentless obsession with youth and beauty.

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