The Picture of Dorian Gray
Thursday 23 March 2023
Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre
08:00pm - 10:00pm
Immoral. Immortal. Immense. Hailed as a “dizzyingly beautiful tour de force” (The Guardian), The Picture of Dorian Gray is an odyssey of theatrical storytelling. Featuring a “brilliant, breathtaking, bravura performance” (ArtsHub) from Eryn Jean Norvill – who plays 26 characters in an audacious cascade of theatrical transformations – this justifiably lauded play continues to be met with widespread critical acclaim.
Building on a career-long fascination with spectacular, innovative reimaginings of classic stories for the stage, STC’s Artistic Director Kip Williams has adapted Wilde’s century-old fable of beauty – and a deal with the devil – to create a magnificent mirror of our times. A scintillating mix of cutting-edge design, lush period drama and astonishing live video, this vibrantly contemporary production is gripping, funny and simply “genius” (Limelight); “a once in a lifetime triumph of theatre” (Beat Magazine); and “a dazzling masterpiece no one should miss” (The Age).