Tom returned to Oscar Wilde’s novel in this world premiere by Lucy Shaw, whose adaptation was commissioned by Jermyn Street Theatre. It was performed by a cast of four actors, who switched roles and genders to create four different ‘pictures’ of the same production. His production was nominated for four OffWestEnd Awards and a Broadway World Award for Best Ensemble.
Pictures of Dorian Gray opened at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, before moving to London and Jermyn Street Theatre for five weeks. It then ended its run with three weeks at Blackwell’s Bookshop in Oxford, in association with local company Creation.
There were four ‘pictures’:
A – a male Dorian, male Wotton, female Basil, female Sibyl
B – a male Dorian, female Wotton, female Basil, male Sibyl
C – a female Dorian, male Wotton, male Basil, female Sibyl
D – a female Dorian, female Wotton, male Basil, male Sibyl