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Gearing up for Steam Tour: Dorian Gray Double Feature

There are two shows at Edinburgh Fringe Fest that reinterpret Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) and I hope to see them both. In case you don’t know, Dorian (who makes an appearance in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) is an immortal. There is a painting of him that ages and becomes gradually more and more hideous to reflect the degradation of his soul, and if he ever looks at it the spell is broken and he will die.

Here are the descriptions of the two shows:

_2014VICTORK_AJXVictorian Vices- The Picture of Dorian Gray

London, 1859. The wealthy young man, Dorian Gray, arrives in the piteous promenades of Piccadilly and begins to model for artist Basil Hallward. He meets the incorrigible Lord Henry Wotton and makes a life changing decision, which amazes and appals friends and foes alike. He indulges in the variously sordid Victorian vices of the times, tainting his acquaintances and using his wondrous looks to turn all those he comes into contact with away from the light. Original, immersive promenade musical.

Category Theatre
Genres Site-specific, Musical theatre
Group Another Soup
Venue theSpace on Niddry St
Times 20:00
Suitability 16+
Duration 1 hour 40 minutes

_2014DORIAN_AABDorian

A collaboratively devised creative adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray in a high impact Berkovian style, putting a new spin on the classic tale of the pursuit of hedonism and the destruction of the human soul. Performed by six promising young actors from Dorset.

Category Theatre
Genres Physical theatre, Devised
Group The Egg Theatre Company
Venue Greenside @ Nicolson Square ​
Date 14-16 August
Time 10:20
Duration 40 minutes
Suitability 16+

When I get closer to Steam Tour I will post a schedule of when I intend to see which shows. Maybe I will see you there!

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