The Picture of Dorian Gray
5 - 14 August 2010
Adapted from the novel by Oscar Wilde
A man preserves his youth and is feted by society, while his portrait deteriorates with age.
Wilde's masterpiece conveys a feeling of "willful courage and despair", qualities which echo the spirit of Wilde himself. This story of a man who preserves his youth and is feted by society, while his portrait deteriorates with age is also superb entertainment.
Shepherd's brilliant and concise dramatisation highlights the relevance of this tale in the modern world, where, as Wilde says, "One can never pay too high a price for any sensation".