Wilde’s iconic fable, especially commissioned from leading theatre-maker Neil Bartlett for the 2012 Dublin Theatre Festival
I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.
The Abbey Theatre presents Wilde’s iconic fable, especially commissioned from leading theatre-maker Neil Bartlett for the 2012 Dublin Theatre Festival.
A disturbing tale of a young man’s uncanny ability to remain both young and beautiful while descending into a life of heartless debauchery, The Picture of Dorian Gray was considered proof of both Wilde’s genius and his perversion. His scandalous best-seller of 1891 was one of the most damning pieces of evidence used against him in the trial that brought about his downfall.
This new staging of his black-hearted masterpiece brings literature’s most dangerous anti-hero back to contemporary theatrical life in Bartlett’s trademark visual, flamboyant style.
Neil Bartlett, one of Britain’s most acclaimed and original theatre-makers, returns to the Abbey Theatre following the success of the award-winning An Ideal Husband in 2008. A theatre radical, Neil Bartlett’s recent collaborations are at the forefront of international theatre making and include work with Complicite, Improbable, Lepage, Handspring (creators of Warhorse) and Artangel.
‘…Bartlett has a brilliantly contemporary understanding of Wilde’
The Irish Times
‘…an artist who can really change the way people feel’
Wednesday 3 October – Saturday 24 November
Previews: Thursday 27 September 2012 – Tuesday 2 October
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2pm
On the Abbey stage
Please note: This play contains some strong language.
Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 8 November
Audio described and captioned performance: Saturday 10 November
Matinee Club: Saturday 10 November
Ticket prices: €18 – €40 / Conc. €13 – €25
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workshop 27 October
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Adapted and Directed by Neil Bartlett.
NEWS 22 Nov 2012
In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Neil Bartlett has taken Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece and reinterpreted it for stage.
NEWS 17 Oct 2012
Tom Canton, currently playing Dorian in The Picture of Dorian Gray, discusses his thoughts on his professional debut, working at Ireland’s national theatre and taking on such an intriguing character.
NEWS 12 Oct 2012
Phil Kingston, Community and Education Manager at the Abbey Theatre, introduces award winning artist Sadie Lee.
NEWS 1 Oct 2012
Edited from an interview with Neil Bartlett on Today with Pat Kenny, RTE Radio 1.
NEWS 26 Sep 2012
Look who’s talking about The Picture of Dorian Gray online
NEWS 19 Sep 2012
Oonagh Murphy, Abbey Theatre Resident Assistant Director, describes the first day of rehearsals.
NEWS 27 Aug 2012
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