The Picture of Dorian Gray — Sydney Theatre Company

Sydney Theatre Company's smash-hit production of the Oscar Wilde novel is a groundbreaking one: a one-person show with one brilliant actor playing all 26 characters.
Libby Curran and Ben Hansen
Published on January 13, 2023


If your new year's resolutions included more live theatre, you probably can't beat the visionary one-person show that is the Sydney Theatre Company's blockbuster production of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Following a run of shows last year and a trip to Melbourne, Kip Williams' groundbreaking adaptation of the Oscar Wilde novel is returning to Sydney for a limited run of shows.

The brilliant Eryn Jean Norvill also returns to own the stage, playing all 26 of the show's characters in a mind-blowing performance. The immense response to the production's consistently sold out runs should tell you just how dazzling an achievement that Norvill manages to carry off.

If you're wondering how it's even possible to convert this storied tale into a one-woman show, the play is brought to life using a clever mix of staging tricks, live camera work, projections, recordings and stage acting. Audiences will find themselves drawn into the witty world of Wilde's Dorian Gray as the story dives into society's relentless obsession with youth and beauty.

If you have so far missed out on experiencing this production, it returns to the Roslyn Packer Theatre for just 14 shows between Friday, February 3–Saturday, February 18. Tickets are available for $70–133, with discounted prices available to theatregoers under 30. Act quick because these will continue to be among the hottest tickets in town.

Dan Boud

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