Dorian Gray // November 2019
Performed at Sadler's Wells' Lilian Baylis Studio
Thesis Project for MA Costume Design for Performance, London College of Fashion
A marriage of camp and grotesque, this comically irreverent performance inspired by Oscar Wilde's novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, tells the story of a young man corrupted by vanity and indulgence, descending into a lifestyle of hedonistic debauchery in the dark underbelly of 19th century London, rotting from the inside out.
When Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture will age and fade in his place, the wish is granted and he pursues a libertine life of amoral experiences while staying young and beautiful; all the while, his portrait distorts and records every sin.
Performed by Alexander Luttley // Choreographed by Peta Lily
Hair and Makeup by Goshka Topolska // Lighting Design by Antony Hateley
Photography by Emmi Hyyppä // Project Leadership by Agnes Treplin