The Picture of Dorian Gray 2020

25 Nov — 17 Dec 2020

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Information on this page relates to our 2020 season of The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Find details about our 2022 season here.

"A thrilling production.” The Australian
★★★★★ The Guardian  ★★★★★ Time Out
★★★★★ Limelight  ★★★★★ Audrey Journal
★★★★★ Arts Hub  ★★★★½ Sydney Morning Herald


By Oscar Wilde
Adapted and directed by Kip Williams

World premiere

A classic story gets a Wilde twist

Oscar Wilde’s century-old moral fable, packed with witticisms, is as devilishly wicked today as on its debut.

Seeing himself in a dazzling new portrait, an exquisite young man makes a Faustian wish for eternal youth. Dorian Gray throws himself into a life of wanton luxury drifting from the pampered salons of Victorian London to the darkest recesses of the capital, and revelling in the splendour of his beauty which remains forever golden. Meanwhile, the portrait – banished to an attic – becomes more and more grotesque.

This new interpretation of Wilde’s only novel is adapted and directed by Artistic Director Kip Williams. Collaborating once again with Eryn Jean Norvill (Suddenly Last Summer, Romeo and Juliet), Williams’ reimagining will see Norvill performing every role in the story in an audacious cascade of theatrical transformations. The inventive use of live video that made Suddenly Last Summer and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui so visually compelling will capture and amplify every move.

“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”  Lord Henry

Approx. duration 2 hours (no interval). Subject to change. More info.
Content Adult themes, drug use, the use of theatrical haze and herbal cigarettes. Subject to change. More info.
Wear a mask. You are required to wear a mask at all times whilst visiting our venue, including during the performance. More info.


Your safety is important to us. We have enhanced health and hygiene methods in place, following NSW Government COVIDSafe guidelines and expert public health advice. Please note: You are required to wear a mask at all times whilst visiting our venue, including during the performance. Please bring a mask with you and please ensure you are masked on Hickson Road before approaching STC Staff at theatre doors.

The current Public Health Order allows theatres to continue to perform at 75% of capacity. STC is one of a few venues in Sydney that was previously granted an exemption by NSW Health that allowed us to perform to 75% capacity on the strength of our safety protocols and data collection processes and these continue to be enforced. We will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and will notify ticket holders with any changes.

All tickets sold from Tue 1 Dec will not be socially-distanced from other audience members.

Please read our Visitor Safety Information before you visit.


Single tickets
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $103
B Reserve $93
Seniors cardholder $93
Concession $82
Under 30 $50

Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve $110
B Reserve $100

Restricted view seats*
Mon - Thu $45
Fri & Sat $50
* These seats have an impeded view of certain scenes. Please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 with any questions.

Preview performances
All tickets $50

Transaction fees may apply
Single ticket bookings: $8 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

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