Wilde's classic is coming to The Swan - The Worcester Observer

Wilde's classic is coming to The Swan

Worcester Editorial 25th Mar, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

FRESH from a critically acclaimed UK Tour of The Trials of Oscar Wilde, European Arts Company is coming to the Swan Theatre in Worcester with a thrilling adaptation of Wilde’s only novel.

Adapted by Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland and John O’Connor, The Picture of Dorian Gray is set in the decadent world of Victorian London.

A beautiful, narcissistic young man becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him. He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old.

Combining drawing-room comedy and gothic horror, this is a gripping and hugely entertaining theatrical event that showcases Wilde’s remarkable talent.

The production is touring to 55 venues all over England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and comes to the city on Saturday, April 11 at 7.30pm.

It finishes on June 20 at St James Studio Theatre in London on the exact date 125 years ago that Wilde’s only novel was published.

The Picture of Dorian Gray is supported by Arts Council England and Unity Theatre Trust in association with the charity Stonewall.

European Arts Company is a national and international touring theatre company based at the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone, Kent. For the past 13 years, they have been touring classic plays all over the UK, Ireland, Germany, Greece and Italy.

Tickets cost £15 or £12.50 for concessions. To book call the box office on 01905 611427.

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