Oscar Wilde’s infamous play “The Picture of Dorian Gray” is currently playing at Sydney’s Genesian Theatre in Kent Steet. This “Reimagined” version is an original adaption by Nathan Farrow and a worldwide premiere for the Genesian Theatre.
Directed by Stephen Lloyd-Coombs, this production has all the wit associated with Oscar Wilde, but the story, originally written over a century ago, has been reimagined to bring it into line with modern times, complete with all the original narcissistic undertones.
To those who meet him, at first glance Dorian appears to be a beautiful, pristine and perfect idol and they look at him with adulation, but when they get close to him, they find he is something much more sinister.
The production follows the journey of Dorian, who has sold his soul in a pact that enables him to stay forever young and beautiful, never ageing, while his portrait turns decrepit and those around him age and deteriorate.
Good looking actor Michael Yore is totally believable as the beautiful self-centered Dorian Gray.
“The Picture of Dorian Gray” plays until 19 March 2016, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinée at 4.30p.m.