The Alchemic Order’s Picture of Dorian Gray returns home to Greenwich

The Alchemic Order’s acclaimed production of The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Restoration returns to Dorian Gray’s townhouse, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, this April.

Opening April 24 – 127 years, to the day, since the original publication of Oscar Wilde’s only novel, the drama will be staged in the Victorian salon where guests will witness the story unfolding around them during a unique and unforgettable evening of art, intrigue and distant pleasures.

Be a guest at an irresistible, infamous, soirée, in the aristocratic parlours inhabited by the luxurious, languid and licentious world of Wilde and his characters.

Now in its 4th year, the new, revitalised production stands as the eponymous portrait, taking on a life of its own.

Director Samuel Orange says: “When I first began this journey I had no idea how alive this story is; truly alive.

“As the apotheosis of Wilde’s genius, Dorian Gray does not cease to inspire, constantly provoking me to question, striving to perfect its multi-layered nuances, manifest its radicalism and to transform the novel into this alchemic experience.

“The production has grown with each investigation, each experiment and on every evening to date. I have become as obsessed with this project as Dorian Gray is obsessed with his portrait.

“This season, with the new cast, new collaborators and new energies, is set to be something of a new dawn.”

The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Restoration, written and directed by Samuel Orange, from the novel by Oscar Wilde, runs at Dorian Gray’s Townhouse, Greenwich from April 24.

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