A VICTORIAN morality tale, for anyone with a taste for vice and a time-defying picture in the attic, is set to come to Malvern Theatres.

Tilted Wig Productions will present a bold new production of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray from Tuesday May 7t o Saturday May 11 as part of a national Spring tour.

A spokesman said: "Jonathan Wrather, known for his roles on both stage and screen, will be joining the cast, taking the part of Lord Henry Wotton. "Jonathan is best known to audiences recently for playing the controversial character Pierce Harris in ITV’s Emmerdale for two years. Other notable TV credits include Joe Carter in Coronation Street, Silent Witness and Casualty. He also has extensive stage and film credits. The cast also includes Gavin Fowler in the titular role of Dorian Gray, alongside Daniel Goode as Basil Hallward, Kate Dobson as Sybil Vane, Adele James in the roles of Catherine Vane and Ellen Campbell and Phoebe Pryce as Lady Victoria Wotton.

"The play, based on the classic novel, celebrates Wilde's wonderful language and will appeal to audiences old and new. It is adapted and directed by Séan Aydon, designed by Sarah Beaton with lighting by Matt Haskins and sound by Jon Mcleod."

The Picture of Dorian Gray tells the story of a cultured, wealthy, and beautiful young man's downfall through moral corruption and seduction. Dorian, who, fearing that his good looks would fade as he grows old, wishes that a portrait painted of him could bear the burden of the ageing process, leaving him forever young. But at what cost?

"The Picture of Dorian Gray is a fast-paced thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat."

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