Catch a classic story reinvented on stage
If you’re wild about Wilde (Oscar, that is), this modern interpretation based on his famous Gothic novel, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray,’ looks like one interesting take on it. The titular picture is a portrait of Dorian Gray that gets old, so he doesn’t have to. Instead, he remains young and beautiful. But what if one of these pictures was actually discovered in Vienna? Mara Mattuschka has created a world where a wild biographer believes she has actually found the portrait of Dorian. If you’ve never read the story and have no idea what we’re going on about, we can tell you this – this is an entertaining satire full of lies, intrigue and crime.
Recommended if you like: Gothic stories, Oscar Wilde, dark and twisted theatre, stories that were indecent and scandalous at the time, the theeeeaatre daaahling, theatre productions, being queer, dressing up in outlandish outfits, not growing old
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