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
Directed by Kip Williams

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, featuring an awe-inspiring performance from Eryn Jean Norvill that is “out of this world” (Time Out).

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. Now Williams returns with long-time collaborator Norvill and 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).

This one-person show sees Norvill in an Olympic act of performance: nimbly shapeshifting to play all of the dark tale’s 26 characters in an audacious cascade of theatrical transformations. 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.


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Single tickets
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $123
Adult B Reserve $117
Seniors cardholder $117
Concession $78
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.

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