The Picture of Dorian Gray

‘Intricate characters and an excellent atmosphere created by a dedicated cast and creative team… Sultry and cynical… An exciting, fresh look at a classic tale‘ – everything theatre

Pregnant Fish Theatre are proud to present The Picture of Dorian Gray: a New Adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s iconic novel at The Space this Spring. Coinciding with the book’s 125th anniversary, the company’s unique, intimate take sees Wilde’s gothic horror interwoven with live music and stylised movement.

Adapted and directed by Tom Drayton, The Picture of Dorian Gray explores the boundaries between art and reality and sees the young, London based company depict the beautiful and the demonic side by side.

When the remarkably handsome Dorian Gray comes to London he is the name on everyone’s lips. In a distorted, demonic city of sordid sinners, his looks can get him anywhere. But then the boundaries between art and life start to merge. As Dorian’s infamy grows, a trail of sorrow lies in his wake. There’s a secret hidden in Dorian’s attic, and a horrible truth behind the perfect boy’s face.

‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ ran at The Space, East London, in March 2016 and at PBH’s Free Fringe as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2016.

This reworking of our 2012 production was originally presented at Room Festival, arts depot on 20th November 2015, and was supported by Goldsmiths University of London.


Creative Team

Written and Directed by Tom Drayton

Music composed by Geoffrey Higgs and James Long

Music performed by James Long and Adam Dagen-Smith (London)

Music Performed by Geoff Higgs (Edinburgh)

David Hepburn – Dorian Gray

Nye Pascoe – Henry Wotton

Rodrigo Delarosa – Basil Hallward (London)

Ben Vaughan – Basil Hallward (Edinburgh)

Emily Watkins – Sybil Vane

Bibi Francis – Hettie Merton

Hannah Tate – Mrs Vane

Leah Francis – Victoria Wotton

Markus Pietsch – James Vane

Faye Carmichael – Aunt Wotton

Jamie Dagen-Smith – Aunt Wotton