Sarah Snook stars in West End production of The Picture of Dorian Gray
February 6 @ 7:00 pm - May 11 @ 10:30 pm
Succession star Sarah Snook headlines the Sydney Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed one-woman adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray in its West End debut.
The Australian actress, who has won Golden Globe and Critics Choice awards for her portrayal of Shiv Roy in the hit HBO series, takes on the demanding role at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket.
The Picture of Dorian Gray has been a huge hit in Australia since it premiered in 2020, starring actor Eryn Jean Norvill. The production enjoyed three sell-out seasons in Sydney and toured to Melbourne, Adelaide and Auckland. The production enables a single actor to play 26 different characters through the use of intricately choreographed video cameras.
“An amazing, brilliant, creative, intense piece of theatre. Sarah Snook is a tour de force supported by incredible performances by an extremely talented camera crew. [Director] Kip Williams is a creative genius. This production is certainly taking the West End theatre into the 21st century. Pay the fortune or beg, borrow or steal a ticket.”
– Alison Payne, FANZA trustee.
The production is directed by the STC’s artistic director Kip Williams, who is well known for his blending of camera and film work in live theatre.
The show’s West End transfer marks the first joint venture between the STC and the Michael Cassel Group, which has brought hit musicals such as Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Phantom of the Opera to Australia.
Snook is no stranger to the London stage: in 2016 she appeared opposite Ralph Fiennes in Matthew Warchus’ The Master Builder.
“Sarah Snook plays 26 characters in dazzling, dangerous solo show”
“Sarah Snook triumphs in this game-changing piece of theatre”
“Succession’s Sarah Snook gives a virtuoso performance in The Picture of Dorian Gray”
“Sarah Snook dazzles on every possible level”
“Sarah Snook plays a succession of 26 characters… and what a Wilde success! “
“Sarah Snook is astonishingly good”
“Sarah Snook puts in an astonishing performance in this technically dazzling – and dazzlingly camp – take on the Wilde classic”