Jonathan Wrather stars in an exciting and bold new production of Oscar Wilde’sTHE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY coming to Richmond Theatre from Mon 22 – Sat 27 Apr. Press are invited to attend for review on Tuesday 23rd April at 7.30pm. Production images can be found here.
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY tells the story of a cultured, wealthy, and beautiful young man’s downfall through moral corruption and seduction. Dorian, who, fearing that his good looks would fade as he grows old, wishes that a portrait painted of him could bear the burden of the ageing process, leaving him forever young. But at what cost…? Featuring Wilde’s famous wit and a stellar cast in a fast-paced thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat right up until the final scenes of the play – providing a really entertaining night out for all.
Jonathan Wrather will take on the part of Lord Henry Wotton. Jonathan is best known to audiences recently for playing the controversial Pierce Harris in ITV’s Emmerdalefor two years. Other notable TV credits include Joe Carter in Coronation Street, Silent Witness and Casualty.He alsohas extensive stage and film credits. The cast also includes Daniel Goode (Basil Hallward) and Kate Dobson (Sybil Vane).
The play, based on the classic novel, celebrates Wilde’s wonderful language and will appeal to audiences old and new. It is adapted and directed by Séan Aydon, designed by Sarah Beaton with lighting by Matt Haskins and sound by Jon Mcleod.
Katherine Senior of Tilted Wig Productions says, “The Picture of Dorian Gray will be the 21st show that Matthew and I have taken out on the road. We produced 19 shows for Creative Cow over its 10 years’ existence and now, under the banner of Tilted Wig Productions, The Picture of Dorian Gray will be our second production, following on from the success of Great Expectations last year. We hope audiences will enjoy our classic re -telling of this famous novel as it still has such resonance with our modern day lives and with its utter timelessness should feel bang up to date.”
She continues, “We have a great tour lined up with some fantastic venues. Another first is to be producing this show with Churchill Theatre in Bromley, alongside Malvern Theatres, with whom we produced Great Expectations last year. We are thrilled to be working with these two theatres and welcoming our guest star Jonathan Wrather, to bring this timeless thriller to the regions.”