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Pictures of Dorian Gray

Jermyn Street Theatre, London ***
Box office: 0207-287-2875

www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: of performance seen June 10, 2019. 

© S R Taylor, Stanton Wright as Dorian Gray surrounded by `friends', Henry Wotton (Richard Keightley), Basil Hallward (Helen Reuben) and the subject of his misguided adoration, actress Sybil Vane (Augustina Seymour)...

© S R Taylor, Stanton Wright as Dorian Gray surrounded by `friends’, Henry Wotton (Richard Keightley), Basil Hallward (Helen Reuben) and the subject of his misguided adoration, actress Sybil Vane (Augustina Seymour)…

It was a bold idea on Tom Littler’s part to think of adapting Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray into a multi gender swapping stage production. Wilde’s persona and art was nothing if not multi-faceted, challenging gender orthodoxies of his time in almost all aspects. And respects! So, highly appropriate, and clever.  Continue reading