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The Picture of Dorian Gray

An adaptation of Oscar Wilde's original novel.


  • Playwright

    Micheál Mac Liammóir 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Oscar Wilde

  • Setting

    London, late 19th century

  • Synopsis

    An adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic moral fable in which the eponymous Dorian Gray attempts to create eternal youth by storing a portrait of himself in the attic, which ages while he remains unnaturally youthful. As the portrait becomes increasingly distorted by the marks of sin, Dorian Gray is finally confronted with the horrible reality and is faced to accept a devastating moral judgement.

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  • Cast Notes

    Cast Doubling is possible. See Original Production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Caroline, Marchioness of Narborough Anna Manahan
Basil Hallward Liam Gaffney
Victor Leo Leydon
Li Mey Finola O'Shannon
Sybil Vane Finola O'Shannon
Lady Brandon Marjory Hawtrey
The Hon. Mellicent Champman Deirdre McSharry
Barman Michael Plaister
Mr. Hubbard Michael Plaister
Old Man Milo O'Shea
Sir Geoffrey Clouston Derek Kinnane
Various Characters Elizabeth Creighton
Various Characters Rosemary Murray
A Cabman Reginald Jarman
Alan Campbell Reginald Jarman
Ivy, a cake-walk dancer Anna Manahan
Ada Maureen Toal
Adrian Singleton Patrick Bedford
Policeman Hilton Edwards
Lord Henry Wotton Micheál Mac Liammóir
Dorian Gray Patrick McLarnon
George Charles Roberts
Bert Charles Roberts
Various Characters Joe O'Donnell
James Vane Colm O'Kelly
Various Characters Morgan Redmond
The Duchess of Monmouth Eithne Dunne
Various Characters Una McCourt
Production Team  
Settings by Molly McEwen
Lighting Hilton Edwards
Costume Designer Micheál Mac Liammóir
Produced by Hilton Edwards

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Michael Travers

  • Address

    Inch, Annascaul
    Tralee, Co Kerry
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)66 915 8223 | +353 (0)87 947 5256

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.