latest news 11 December 2023
‘The 2nd Picture of Dorian Gray’ returns to the stage
After a successful stint at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival that saw the Square Pegs (Rugby School’s theatre company) receive a prestigious Offie nomination, the ‘2nd Picture of Dorian Gray’ returns to the stage at the Bloomsbury Festival.
The play sees nine teenagers and one baritone saxophone invite you to a surreal cabaret of a play. Struggling to make sense of their lives and their place in an unfathomable universe, they find themselves in an hilariously pointless search for a theme for their own creative expression – only to discover that one of them may in fact be the actual great-grandchild of eponymous narcissist Dorian Gray. This life-imitating-art play about growing up asks lots of important questions about what it means to be human and, in fine absurdist fashion, offers absolutely no answers whatsoever.