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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

A stunning and disturbing new version of Oscar Wilde's classic by one of the UK's leading drama practitioners, Neil Bartlett. As London slides from one century to the next, a beautiful young man is cursed with the uncanny ability to keep his looks while descending into a world of heartless, drug-addicted debauchery. His portrait instead ages for him. Glittering dialogue and radical questioning of conventional morality are brought sharply into focus by this new adaptation, first broadcast in April 2015.

Sound designer, Norman Goodman
A Bona Broadcasting production for BBC Radio 3. Show less


Mrs Leaf:
Maggie Steed
Lord Henry:
Jasper Britton
Basil Hallward:
Richard Lintern
Dorian Gray:
Tom Canton
James Vane:
Owen Sharpe
Sybil Vane:
Zoe Telford
Lady Carlisle:
Barbara Barnes
Turan Ali
Neil Bartlett


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