The Picture of Dorian Gray

28 Mar — 14 May 2022

Roslyn Packer Theatre

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


By Oscar Wilde
Adapted and directed by Kip Williams


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.


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


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.


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