The Picture of Dorian Gray

Don’t miss the highly-anticipated return of this vibrant, gripping, and awe-inspiring triumph of theatre.

28 Mar - 14 May 2022

Roslyn Packer Theatre

The Play

★★★★★ The Guardian  ★★★★★ Time Out
★★★★★ Limelight  ★★★★★ Audrey Journal
★★★★★ Arts Hub  

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

By Oscar Wilde
Adapted and directed by Kip Williams

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Additional tickets may become available on the day of the performance – check back here for any last-minute ticket releases.


Hailed as a “dizzyingly beautiful tour de force” (The Guardian) and “a theatrical coup to rival the best of Robert Lepage or Complicité” (Sydney Morning Herald), The Picture of Dorian Gray is a monumental work of Australian theatre and an odyssey of theatrical storytelling. 

This breathtaking production sees a single performer nimbly shapeshift to play all of the dark tale’s 26 characters in an audacious cascade of theatrical transformations. Eryn Jean Norvill will reprise her "out of this world" (Limelight) performance for this highly-anticipated encore season. For three performances, Nikki Shiels (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) will take on the role in this gripping, funny and ambitious one-person show.

Building on a career-long fascination with theatrical innovation and spectacular reinventions of classic stories (Suddenly Last Summer, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui), STC Artistic Director Kip Williams has written an adaption of Wilde’s century-old fable of beauty and a deal with the devil that is a magnificent mirror to our times. After a smash-hit premiere in 2020, Williams returns with a team of some of Australia’s finest theatre-makers, to reconjure a production “that will surely be remembered as one of the greatest ever seen on an Australian stage” (Time Out).

A scintillating mix of cutting-edge contemporary theatre design, lush period drama, and astonishing live video, this vibrantly contemporary adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray is gripping, funny and has rightfully been celebrated as “genius” (Limelight).

Approx. duration 2 hrs (no interval). Subject to change. More info.
Content Adult themes, drug use, suicide, theatrical haze and herbal cigarettes. Subject to change. More info.

Original production supported by Frances Allan & Ian Narev, and Megan Grace & Brighton Grace.


PERFORMERS

Eryn Jean Norvill will reprise her role for the 2022 season of The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Nikki Shiels will take the stage for five select performances:
Sat 30 Apr, 1.30pm
Wed 4 May, 11.30am
Sat 7 May, 1.30pm
Wed 11 May, 7.30pm
Sat 14 May, 1.30pm


VISITOR SAFETY INFORMATION

STC is COVID Safe. The safety of our audiences, artists and staff is of paramount importance. We’ve implemented extensive safety and hygiene measures which are regularly updated in line with NSW Government guidelines. This is an evolving situation and our COVID-19 safety protocols are subject to change. Please check the most up-to-date Visitor Safety Measures prior to your visit.


TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $123
Adult B Reserve $117
Seniors cardholder $117
Concession $86
Under 30 $59

Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve $129
B Reserve $123

Preview performances
All tickets $59

Restricted view seats*
Previews $30
Mon – Thu $40-45
Fri & Sat $45-50
*Restricted View seats have an impeded view of certain scenes and will be unable to see the entire stage area. Please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 with any questions.

Prices are correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings: no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

DATES

Previews 28 – 29 Mar 2022
Season 31 Mar – 14 May 2022

Performance start times
Preview performances 7.30pm
In-season evening performances Mon & Tue 6.30pm; Wed – Sat 7.30pm
Matinee performances Wed 1pm; Sat 1.30pm
Schools performances 11.30am

Approx. duration 2 hrs (no interval). Subject to change. More info.


TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $123
Adult B Reserve $117
Seniors cardholder $117
Concession $86
Under 30 $59

Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve $129
B Reserve $123

Preview performances
All tickets $59

Restricted view seats*
Previews $30
Mon – Thu $40-45
Fri & Sat $45-50
*Restricted View seats have an impeded view of certain scenes and will be unable to see the entire stage area. Please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 with any questions.

Prices are correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings: no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

Concession, seniors and under 30 tickets
Suitable and valid identification must be provided for collection of tickets and at the venue, such as your concession or proof of age card. Alternatively, you may email a copy of your identification to [email protected]. Please quote your booking reference number.

Access requirements
For specific access requirements, please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 to book your seats. More info.

Authorised ticket sellers
The only authorised ticket sellers for this event is Sydney Theatre Company. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. More info.


ACCESS PERFORMANCES

Captioned Performances
Sat 16 Apr, 1.30pm
Tue 3 May, 6.30pm

Audio Described Performances
Tue 26 Apr, 6.30pm


SCHOOLS PERFORMANCES

Thu 28 Apr, 11.30am
Wed 4 May, 11.30am
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Adapter & Director Kip Williams
Designer Marg Horwell
Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper
Composer & Sound Designer Clemence Williams
Video Designer David Bergman
Dramaturg & Creative Associate Eryn Jean Norvill
Production Dramaturg Paige Rattray
Assistant Director Ian Michael

Performer
Eryn Jean Norvill

Alternate Performer
Nikki Shiels

Marketing image Daniel Boud

This listing is updated as cast and creatives are confirmed in the lead-up to the production, and if there are any changes to the team. Ensure you have the most up-to-date information about each play by opting in to our enewsletter.

INSIGHT EVENTS 

We offer a range of free and ticketed events designed to give you further insight into our plays. Find out more about our Insight Events.

Pre-season Briefing
Tue 22 Mar, 6.15pm
Wharf 2 Theatre
FREE, but bookings are essential as capacity is limited.
Book tickets 

Night with the Artists
Mon 25 Apr, 6.30pm
Mon 2 May, 6.30pm

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