A new adaptation of an Oscar Wilde classic by a brand new theatre company will take place at The Actors Studio later this month.
Script in Hand productions will present The Picture of Dorian Gray at the Seel Street theatre on February 17 and 18.
Set up by gap year students Zara Marie Brown and Joseph Mitchley, the company aims to create innovative and original shows on a shoe string budget as well as providing themselves and other young people with valuable stage experience.
The cast is completed by Luke Seddon, Sean Hutchings, Jack Copper and Jessica Corcoran.
They describe the tale: “Amongst London’s beautiful people, Dorian Gray is fresh-faced and innocent, but slowly becomes corrupted by an increasingly ugly world. With his friend, Lord Henry leading him to a life of increasing debauchery, violence and pleasure, Dorian discovers the destructive power of beauty, the blind pursuit of pleasure and the darkness and corrupting that lie beneath the charming facade of the human soul.
“Dorian, terrified by the idea of losing his beauty and youth makes a deal. A deal that he would soon regret. Dorian’s face would remain untouched by his debaucheries; however his portrait will instead record the corruption and ugliness of his soul.”
For tickets and more information, call the Actors Studio at 0151 709 9034 or visit www.theactorsstudio.com.