Dorian Gray adaptation at Masque theatre

Jan Combrink will play the lead role of Dorian Gray. PICTURE: Martin Kluge

Cape Town Theatre Company will stage a reimagined account of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray at The Masque Theatre in Muizenberg from Thursday October 20 to Saturday October 29.

In writer and director Liz Roodt’s adaptation, the audience meets Dorian Gray in the swinging 60s. He’s a celebrity and heads up a band called Dorian and the Greys.

His music manager and half uncle, Bernard Grosman, appears at first to be a supportive father-figure. However, he is more interested in manipulating Dorian for profit and turns him towards sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll in the decadent 70s and 80s. He’s on the move to the top and will not tolerate any interference in his plans. Dorian’s girlfriend, Piper, and his best friend, Martine, are flies in Bernard’s ointment. They don’t want Dorian to be led down Bernard’s evil path. But, true to Wilde’s original novel, Dorian’s life (and death) are beset with tragedy.

Tickets cost R120; and R80 for students and pensioners. Book through Quicket.