A radical retelling of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
"The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one has as yet discovered."
The National Youth Theatre presents an electrifying new commission from award-winning playwright Peter Morris (Age of Consent), inspired by Oscar Wilde’s iconic tale of deception, youth, and vanity. In an age of self-obsession and advancing technology, everyone is capable of becoming an artist of his or her own life.
This new staging by the National Youth Theatre and Peter Morris brings literature’s most conceited anti-hero back to contemporary theatrical life in decadent style. Dorian, plagued by self-doubt and vanity has to choose between artifice and reality in this scandalous tale which will be like nothing you’ve seen before.