Story that never gets old comes to Castle

The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray

One of the most classic stories of the Victorian era comes to The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough on Tuesday.

The Picture of Dorian Gray has been adapted by Oscar Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the story’s publication.

It is put on by the European Arts Company who have put on The Trials of Oscar Wilde for a West End run.

Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful young man called Dorian Gray becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that has been painted of him by the artist Basil Hallward.

He then makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old.

The new adaptation will feature the same mix of drawing-room comedy and gothic horror and designed to be a gripping and entertaining theatrical event.

Tickets for the show, which starts a 7.30pm, are priced between £12 and £14. They can be purchased in advance by calling the box office on 01933 270 007 or alternatively by visiting