Full cast announced for online Wilde

L-R: Alfred Enoch, Joanna Lumley, Fionn Whitehead (Photo: Pip), Russell Tovey (Photo: Jason Dimmock), Emma McDonald and Stephen Fry (Photo: Claire Newman Williams)


Paul Genty

21 Feb 2021

“Picture of Dorian Gray” features stellar names

The cast has been announced for the forthcoming all-star online production of Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Bolton’s Octagon Theatre is one of a small number of partner venues presenting the play next month, which features Fionn Whitehead as Gray, Alfred Enoch as Harry Wooton, Joanna Lumley as Lady Narborough, Emma McDonald as Sibyl Vane and Russell Tovey as Basil Hallward, with Stephen Fry as the Interviewer.

The Faustian tale is brought up to date and into a world of Instagram, Facebook and dating apps, set in a profile pic-obsessed, filter-fixated world.

The show will feature elements found in radio plays, films and documentaries, as well as traditional theatrical techniques, and will run for two weeks from March 16-31.

Tickets are on sale now here

Director Tamara Harvey said of the casting: “When trying to tell stories in Covid times the thing you need from your cast, more even than talent, is a spirit of collaboration, combined with patience, kindness and large doses of humour. Every member of our cast for Dorian Gray brought that and more.”

Ticket buyers receive a screening link which will activate on their booked performance date for 48 hours. Tickets are £12, which includes the link and a digital programme. Closed captioning will be available for all dates during the run, with audio description available from March 23-31.