Ruby In The Dust presents

DORIAN: The Musical

Music & Lyrics by Joe Evans
Book by Linnie Reedman
4 JUL - 10 AUG 2024

Ticket Prices:
£32 Standard / £26 Concessions / Preview £16 / Pioneers' Preview (4 Jul) £10


Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, DORIAN: The Musical is an exciting new adaptation that gives the Gothic tale a Glam, modern twist with a newly composed score that sears through the action, propelled by influences from Bowie to Brecht.

A modern, queer fairy-tale, it challenges perceptions of gender and identity and the dangers of social media in a world where youth and immortality are thrust into the spotlight.

The iconic lead role of Dorian will be played by Alfie Friedman (The Undeclared War on Channel 4; The Witches of Eastwick, Sondheim Theatre; Legacy, Menier Chocolate Factory; Laughing Boy, Jermyn Street Theatre and Theatre Royal Bath).

Dorian Gray. A lonely boy, bereft of love, wants the world to notice him.

When he becomes an overnight sensation, he discovers that all his wishes have come true. So why does his life seem so empty?

Charismatic music producer, the ‘Lord’ Harry Wotton, wants Dorian to be immortal. Baz Hallward, the celebrity photographer, wants to capture his soul. Sibyl Vane, a young opera singer, just wants to love him.

But Dorian feels cursed. He believes he has sold his soul. He is the ‘King of Black Hearts’. Trapped in his eternal youth he wants to change the course of his life.

Is it too late?

Full casting to be announced.


Theatre: The Large

Mon – Sat: 7.30pm

Tue & Sat: 3pm

Running Time: 135 mins including interval (TBC)

No re-entry.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

This production contains suicide, adult content, scenes depicting violence/murder, alcohol/substance abuse, sexual references, some strong language.

Recommended for ages 14+.

The Company

Alfie Friedman
Linnie Reedman
Joe Evans
Aaron Clingham
Toby Darvill
lighting designer / PRODUCTION MANAGER
Mike Thacker
Isabelle Van Braeckel
Carter Dixon McGill

Book Tickets

DORIAN: The Musical

at Venue: Borough SE1

Group Booking

Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

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London SE1 6BD

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