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The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Playwright

    Sam McCready 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Oscar Wilde

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the original novel by Oscar Wilde.
  • Setting

    London, late 19th century.

  • Synopsis

    Artist Basil Hallward paints Dorian Gray's portrait, and Dorian wishes the picture would grow older while he stayed young. His wish is granted, but the consequences include suicide and murder.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production additional unspecified characters were played by members of the cast .

Original Production

Original Cast  
Lord Henry Wotton Sean Kearns
Narrator II Miche Doherty
Basil Hallward Peter Quigley
Dorian Gray Conleth Hill
Narrator I Sian Maguire
Production Team  
Director Sam McCready
Designer Elena Zlotescu
Lighting Designer Trevor Dawson
Choreographer Helen Lewis
Music Composed by Rod McVey
Technical Director Michael Poynor
Stage Manager John Page
Deputy Stage Manager Mandy McIlwaine
Assistant Stage Manager Niall Cranney
Set Construction Jim Carson
Scenic Artist Laura Pritchard
Scenic Artist Stuart Marshall
Scenic Artist Ma Qing Cheo
Costume Construction Pat Musgrave

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by a member of the original cast.