Dorian: A Rock Musical will be streaming online for Halloween!
Filmed at a site-specific secret location in the heart of Mayfair, Ruby in the Dust Theatre’s Dorian brought a modern twist to Oscar Wilde’s classic novel with a score propelled by influences from Bowie to Brecht.
Trapped in eternal adolescence, this star wants to change the constellations of his life and becomes determined to discover love. But, how can you find love when you have sold your soul to the Devil? While sitting for the eccentric society painter, Basil Hallward, Dorian is discovered by the influential Lord Henry and is soon under the spell of this dangerous, charismatic music impresario. Dorian, the secret child of love and death, is suddenly thrust into a confusing world where love dare not speak its name. The ‘Lord’ Henry propels him into the hedonistic world of Glam Rock, and Dorian becomes the king of the Black Hearts.
Yet, Dorian’s own heart is empty; he believes it has been captured on canvas and he becomes increasingly consumed by the secret painting he keeps in the attic. A chance encounter with an obsessed stalker one night forces Dorian to confront his demons. But is it too late? And will he finally discover what it is to love? “I would give anything for that – I would give my soul.”
Rising star Bart Lambert plays the title character with John Addison, Fia Houston-Hamilton and Robert Grose. Also bringing their talents to the stream are Lewis Rae, Johanna Stanton, Sophie Jugé and Tristan Pegg.
The piece has been written and directed by Linnie Reedman with music by Joe Evans, musical direction by Sophie Jugé, assistant direction by Scott le Crass, lighting by Jamie Platt, costumes by Belle Mundi, movement direction by Anthony Whiteman, additional choreography by Penelope Simons, original set design by Casey Andrews, stage management by Freya Blackwell-Treasure, production management by Kate Edwards and artwork by Alex Jackson.
Dorian: A Rock Musical streams on demand 31 October – 28 November with tickets available now from stream.theatre.