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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the performances of
DORIAN the Rock Musical
at The Other Palace on Fri 20 – Sat 21 March 2020
have been postponed until
Tue 25 August – Sat 5 September 2020
Current ticket holders will have been contacted by the venue already.
Tickets for the new dates will be on sale imminently.
Please check The Other Palace website for details and updates.
Inspired by OSCAR WILDE's
"THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY"
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
A new, Rock Musical gives Oscar Wilde’s classic story an edgy, modern twist.
Here we see a teenager, who gets everything he wishes for
only to discover he is eternally seventeen.
Who would actually wish for that?
“Why did I wish for youth? It is an unformed and sickly thing?”
A Rock Star, trapped in eternal adolescence, he wants to change the course of his life.
To discover love.
But can you find love if you’ve sold your soul to the Devil?
Dorian, the secret child of love and death, is suddenly thrust into a confusing world.
A world where love dare not speak its name.
Inspired by the The Picture of Dorian Gray, written over one hundred and twenty years ago,
the universal themes of vanity, mortality, morality and corruption still resonate.
The show started out as a reading at Cafe Royal, in the very room where Oscar Wilde
used to stage his own readings.
It enjoyed a short life as a cabaret before evolving into a fully scored Rock Musical.
Joe Evans’ score sears through the action, propelled by influences from Bowie to Brecht.
A WORLD PREMIERE
Music and Lyrics by Joe Evans
Book by LInnie Reedman
Musical Director: Henry Brennan
Set Design: Justin Williams
Costume Design: Belle Mundi
Lighting Design: Dominic Warwick
“Where words leave off, music begins”