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The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Playwright

    Alice Coghlan 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Oscar Wilde 

  • Author Notes

    A new adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 1890 novel.

  • Setting

    Victorian London

  • Synopsis

    Decadent Victorian London: The socialite Lord Henry seduces the beautifully boyish Dorian Gray, into a double life of pleasure, murder and excess. Unlike Lord Henry, Dorian never ages - only Basil Hallward’s picture portrays his decline into sin and ultimate self-destruction.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male



  • Date of First Production

    15 April 2010

  • Production Notes

    Presented in assocation with the Dublin City Libraries' 'One City, One Book' initiative.

  • Producer

    Produced by Wonderland Productions

  • Original Venue

    Bewley's Café Theatre

  • Venue Notes

    Subsequently brought on national tour.

Original Cast  
Basil Hallward Michael James Ford
Lord Henry Wotton Simon Coury
Dorian Gray Michael Winder
Production Team  
Director Alice Coghlan
Producer Sara Cregan
Costume Designer Tara Jones Hamilton
Sound Designer Alun Smyth
Assistant Director Annabella Forbes
Stage Manager Jean Hally
Photography Stephen Delaney
Props Eve Parnell
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The information for this entry was taken from original promotional material and from the company website.