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Announcing STC’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, AAF’s first international event for 2023

19 Oct 2022
Announcing STC’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, AAF’s first international event for 2023
The first international event of our 2023 programme

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Our first international show reveal of Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki | Auckland Arts Festival (AAF) 2023 is here!

We are thrilled to share that AAF, in association with Auckland Live, will feature a strictly limited season of Sydney Theatre Company’s smash hit The Picture of Dorian Gray, the sensation that has coined the “cine-theatre” genre and taken Australia by storm.

Immoral. Immortal. Immense. The Picture of Dorian Gray is an odyssey of theatrical storytelling. A scintillating mix of cutting-edge theatre design, lush period drama, and astonishing integrated video, this breath-taking production sees a single performer – the “out of this world” (Limelight) Eryn Jean Norvill – play a total of 26 characters in an audacious cascade of theatrical transformations.

STC’s Artistic Director Kip Williams has adapted Oscar Wilde’s century-old fable of beauty – and a deal with the devil – to create a magnificent mirror of our times.

Hailed as a “dizzyingly beautiful tour de force” (The Guardian), this justifiably hyped play continues to be met with widespread critical acclaim. It’s been called a “once in a lifetime triumph of theatre” (Beat Magazine) and “a dazzling masterpiece no one should miss” (The Age). He mahi toi whakamīharo tēnei!

Pre-sale tickets are available to AAF and My Ticketmaster members now, with general sale beginning Fri 21 October, 9am.

Kaua e wareware: we also have three exciting local works – Requiem, The Unruly Tourists, and He Kete Waiata – with tickets already on sale.

Our full AAF programme will be announced in late November.


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