Fionn Whitehead To Star In ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’

Dorian Gray

Fionn Whitehead, star of Dunkirk and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, will star in a new digital production of The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Fionn Whitehead will take on the titular role of Dorian Gray in the upcoming adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic novel of the same name, which was originally published in 1890.

Although Whitehead has most recently starred in the Lionsgate and Saban Films’ Don’t Tell A Soul, he is best known for his critically acclaimed performance as Tommy, the protagonist, in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

In the new production, Gray lives in a world where online and reality blur and as an influence Gray makes a deal to make sure his social star never fades. However, as corruption starts to enter his world his mental health declines and he will start to pay for the cost of his deal.

The production will reunite the creative team behind What a Carve Up!, which achieved both critical and public acclaim, receiving the prestigious New York Times Critics Pick. Henry Filloux-Bennett will write the new adaptation, with direction from Tamara Harvey.

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester, the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield and the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich will return to co-produce The Picture of Dorian Gray with Oxford Playhouse in Oxfordshire and Theatre Clwyd in Mold.

Running from 16 March for two weeks, the production will be available internationally. Tickets can be purchased here, with audience members receiving a screening link 48-hours prior to their booked performance.

Words by Ellie Boyle.

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