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Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry are to star in a digital production of The Picture Of Dorian Gray.
The latest version of Oscar Wilde's Faustian tale is given a contemporary twist by the creative team behind the critically acclaimed What A Carve Up!. Set in a profile-pic-obsessed, filter-fixated world, the story follows influencer Dorian Gray as he makes a deal for his social star never to fade.
Lumley plays Lady Narborough, with Fry taking on the role of the interviewer. Russell Tovey stars as Basil Hallward and Fionn Whitehead appears in the title role.
Director Tamara Harvey said of the casting: “When trying to tell stories in Covid times, with very few resources and almost no time, the thing you need from your cast more even than talent is a spirit of collaboration, combined with patience, kindness and large doses of humour. Every member of our cast for Dorian Gray brought that and more. They are not only ridiculously talented but also - perhaps even more importantly - they’re all genuinely lovely people, which has made the making of this piece a joy.”
The Picture Of Dorian Gray will be available to view online from Tuesday 16 to Wed 31 March.
Tickets are priced £12 and include both a link to the production and a digital programme. Closed captioning will be available for all dates during the run, with audio description available from 23 to 31 March.
Education packs, which will be packaged with performance links at £100 per school/group, are also available for the production. They have been curated to be used across a range of curriculum areas, particularly Drama & Theatre, Performing Arts, Media and PSHE.
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