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:


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

Dorian Autumn

Tour Pack 2019

Proper Job Theatre

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