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Language? No problem! DORIAN features English surtitles, so you won't miss a thing!

"Wilder than Wilde". A visual spectacle of theatre and art.

This adaptation of Dorian Gray takes place in the contemporary art world, a world in which image, status and personal branding are as important, if not more important, than the art itself. Witness the promising young artist Dorian’s rise to fame and subsequent struggle to stay young, beautiful and relevant.

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About 125 years after the release of Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, our obsession with youth and the feeling of living our lives to the fullest has only increased. But do we lose ourselves in our desire for the new, the beautiful and the special? And if we are always focused on developing ourselves, what does that mean for our relationships with others? With these questions as a starting point, Javier Barcala wrote a theatrical adaptation of Dorian Gray’s famous novel for Noord Nederlands Toneel. Barcala sets Dorian at a contemporary art market, a familiar world for guest director Christophe Coppens. Hailing from Belgium, the multitalented Coppens was trained as a dramatist but had his breakthrough as a designer and visual artist. He crafts a show full of visual spectacle that transcends the boundaries of theatre, performance, art and literature.

Dorian takes place at a contemporary art market, where Dorian Gray (Bram van der Heijden) – an ambitious, handsome student of the arts with a troubled past – becomes a protege to the once influential art collector Bambi Pelecano (Bien de Moor). She sees in Dorian’s youth and good looks a possibility to reignite her stardom.

The warm-up podcast



Are you going to see the performance Dorian? Wondering what to expect? Listen to the warm-up podcast! An introduction to our performance DORIAN for on the road! The most mobile introduction we could think of, to get you warmed up for the play while you are travelling to the theatre. Tom Wilcox interviews Oscar Wilde expert Kees de Vries on this adaptation by Christophe Coppens of the famous novel, on dandyism, camp and what the great novelist himself would think of this contemporary Dorian Gray.

Listen to it here, download beforehand or find it in your podcast-app.

DORIAN is Language No Problem, with English surtitles in every theatre!

Director Christophe Coppens

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Sep
Thu 27 Sep 20:15
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Dorian (try-out)

Stadsschouwburg Groningen Groningen
Fri 28 Sep 20:15
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Dorian (try-out)

Stadsschouwburg Groningen Groningen
Sat 29 Sep 20:15
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Dorian (première)

Stadsschouwburg Groningen Groningen
Oct
Wed 17 Oct 20:30
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Flint Amersfoort
Thu 25 Oct 20:00
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Theater Geert Teis Stadskanaal
Fri 26 Oct 20:15
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Theater 't Voorhuys Emmeloord
Tue 30 Oct 20:30
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Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie Leeuwarden
Wed 31 Oct 20:30
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Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie Leeuwarden
Nov
Thu 1 Nov 20:00
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Deventer Schouwburg Deventer
Fri 2 Nov 20:00
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Wilminktheater Enschede
Tue 6 Nov 20:15
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Leidse Schouwburg Leiden
Wed 7 Nov 20:15
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Theater de Purmaryn Purmerend
Thu 8 Nov 20:00
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Schouwburg De Lawei Drachten
Fri 9 Nov 20:15
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Theater de Voorveghter Hardenberg
Thu 15 Nov 20:15
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Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg Rotterdam
Sat 17 Nov 20:00
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Stadsschouwburg Utrecht Utrecht
Tue 20 Nov 20:30
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ITA Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam Amsterdam
Thu 29 Nov 20:00
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Stadsschouwburg Brugge Brugge
Dec
Tue 4 Dec 20:30
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Parktheater Eindhoven
Thu 6 Dec 20:15
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Koninklijke Schouwburg Den Haag
Sat 8 Dec 20:00
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De Nieuwe Kolk Assen
Tue 11 Dec 20:15
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Stadsschouwburg Groningen Groningen
Wed 12 Dec 20:15
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Stadsschouwburg Groningen Groningen
Thu 13 Dec 20:15
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Stadsschouwburg Groningen Groningen
Fri 14 Dec 20:15
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Stadsschouwburg Groningen Groningen

"All art is at one surface and symbol.
Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.
Those who read the symbol do so at their peril.
It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors."

(Oscar Wilde, preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray, )

Schetsen scènebeelden door Christophe Coppens

© Christophe Coppens

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