Andrew McMillan and Proper Job Theatre Company
"Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic."
The Picture of Dorian Gray
What if a portrait didn't accurately reflect the life you've lived, but could be manipulated to show the life you wish you'd lived? What if your body was changing, but the image you saw of yourself wasn't?
An inspired contemporary re-telling of Wilde’s Dorian Gray, exploring male vanity, gym culture, masculinity and body dysmorphia. In a society where gender is becoming fluid, how do men deal with the airbrushing, catfishing and online beautification?
Audience reactions from our studio tour:
"Each character was entirely credible and they worked as team bringing home their message strongly. The music was appropriate to create a serious and sinister atmosphere and encouraged me to really examine the subject. Very well acted and performed."
"Very enjoyable. Different from a normal Dorian.
Oscar would have enjoyed it."
"Very absorbing. Great poetry amidst thought provoking theatre.
Great music. Great visuals.."
Photography by Anna Taylor
Read a review from our studio tour:
Read Andrew McMillan's poem, "Pads"
Read Andrew McMillan's piece for Mantality magazine: http://mantalitymagazine.com/mind/dorian-in-the-gym/
DORIAN - AUTUMN TOUR 2019
Oct 15 Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
Oct 16 The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Oct 17 Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Oct 18 The Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn
Oct 22 CAST, Doncaster
Oct 23 Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
Oct 24 The Civic, Barnsley
Oct 26 Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Oct 29 Edge Hill University, Ormskirk
Oct 30 The Lowry, Salford
Oct 31 The Lowry, Salford
Nov 1 The Lowry, Salford