The Picture of Dorian Gray

24 Jul — 22 Aug 2021

Roslyn Packer Theatre

★★★★★ The Guardian  ★★★★★ Time Out
★★★★★ Limelight  ★★★★★ Audrey Journal
★★★★★ Arts Hub  ★★★★½ Sydney Morning Herald


By Oscar Wilde
Adapted and Directed by Kip Williams

A breathtaking reimagining of a Wilde classic

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 was the hottest ticket of 2020. Don’t miss the return season of this smash-hit production which garnered countless standing ovations and sold-out houses during its original run.

In the hands of Artistic Director Kip Williams, Oscar Wilde’s century-old fable of beauty, excess and a deal with the devil becomes a spectacular mirror to our times and an odyssey of theatrical storytelling that is “genius” and “out of this world” (Limelight). At the centre of this historic production is Eryn Jean Norvill’s virtuosic performance “that will surely be remembered as one of the greatest ever seen on an Australian stage” (Time Out).

Through the inventive use of live video and a thrilling cascade of theatrical transformations, Norvill nimbly shapeshifts on stage to play all 26 characters – from our anti-hero Dorian to his friends, lovers and would-be-assassins. Unconventional and wildly creative stage craft builds a world around these characters unlike anything you have ever seen on stage – mixing elements of a lush period drama with cutting edge contemporary stage design.

Exuberant, wildly witty and utterly gripping, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a triumph of theatre. Don’t miss it.

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

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


100% audience capacity: NSW Health has granted STC an exemption to the current Public Health Order, allowing us to increase audience capacity to 100%. We encourage you to consider your comfort levels in a busy theatre setting before attending.

Face masks are strongly recommended: NSW Health strongly recommends that all audience members over 12 wear a mask in our foyers and theatres, including during the performance. Please bring a face mask with you

The situation is constantly evolving and safety measures may change before your performance. Please check the most up-to-date Visitor Safety Measures prior to your visit.


Act 2 Season Tickets
This play is currently only available as part of a Sydney Theatre Company Act 2 Season Ticket (a pack of 4 or more plays). Save on tickets, get first access to best available seats, pay no transaction fees, and enjoy exclusive benefits all year round. More info

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $89
Adult A Reserve $86
Seniors cardholder $81
Pensioner/Student $67
Under 30 $44
Preview $44

Single tickets
Single tickets for this show go on sale on 28 May.

Transaction fees may apply
Act 2 Season Ticket bookings: no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter