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Peter Craze directs a cast led by Guy Warren-Thomas as Dorian Gray


Apr 2, 2015 #North East, #Theatre
Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 14.11.19Peter Craze (Dr Who / Blake’s Seven) directs a cast led by Guy Warren-Thomas as Dorian Gray (Spooks, The Greater Good, Downton Abbey).
Gwynfor Jones plays Lord Henry (The Woman In Black, The Hound of the Baskervilles), Rupert Mason plays Basil Hallward (Eastenders, A Touch of Frost, The Trials of Oscar Wilde), with Helen Keeley as Sybil Vane (The Importance of Being Earnest, To The End).
Fresh from a critically acclaimed UK Tour and West End run of ‘The Trials of Oscar Wilde’, European Arts Company returns with a thrilling adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s only novel to celebrate the 125th anniversary of its publication.
This is timely as the show will be visiting The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth during the theatre’s 50th anniversary year.
Adapted by Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland and John O’Connor, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ is set in the decadent world of Victorian London. A beautiful, narcissistic young man becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him. He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the painting grows old.
Combining drawing-room comedy and Gothic horror, this is a gripping and hugely entertaining theatrical event that showcases Wilde’s remarkable talent.
The production is touring 55 venues including The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth in Northumberland.
‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ is supported by Arts Council England and Unity Theatre Trust in association with the charity Stonewall.
European Arts Company is a national and international touring theatre company based at the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone, Kent. For the past 13 years, they have been touring classic plays all over the UK, Ireland, Germany, Greece and Italy.
You can learn more about European Arts Company by visiting www.europeanarts.co.uk
Also people who are interested in booking for ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ can book by calling The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth box office on 01670 367 228, online via www.thephoenixtheatre.org.uk, in person Mon-Fri 10am-12.30pm / Sat 10am-2pm or on the evening of the performance.


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