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Dorian Gray

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Matthew Bourne transfroms Oscar Wilde's novel into a dark dance piece. Read More >

Matthew Bourne transfroms Oscar Wilde's novel into a dark dance piece.

Set in the image-obsessed worlds of contemporary art and politics, this dark fairy tale tells the story of an exceptionally alluring young man who makes a pact with the devil. Amongst London's beautiful people, Dorian Gray is the "It Boy" – an icon of beauty and truth in an increasingly ugly world.

The themes behind Wilde’s cautionary tale – the destructive power of beauty; the blind pursuit of pleasure; the darkness and corruption that lie beneath the charming façade – have never been more timely.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 02/09/2008

Closing Night: 14/09/2008

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Cast & Creative


Richard Winsor, Michela Meazza, Aaron Sillis, Scott Ambler, Ashley Bain, Jared Hageman, Chris Marney, Shaun Walters


Director - Matthew Bourne

Producer - New Adventures

Designer - Lez Brotherston

Choreographer - Matthew Bourne

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

Author - Freely adapted from Oscar Wilde's novel

About Sadler’s Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

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