The Picture of Dorian Gray is an odyssey of theatrical storytelling featuring an awe-inspiring performance from Eryn Jean Norvill. Building on a career-long fascination with theatrical innovation, and stunning reinventions of classic stories, Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director Kip Williams has written and directed an adaption of Oscar Wilde’s Gothic classic – a fable of beauty and a deal with the devil that mirrors our present moment. Williams returns with long-time collaborator Norvill, and a team of some of Australia’s finest theatre-makers, for the production’s Melbourne debut at RISING. This one-person show is an Olympic act of performance: a sole performer nimbly shapeshifting to play all of the dark tale’s 26 characters in a cascade of theatrical transformations. Mixing singular contemporary theatre design, lush period drama, and astonishing live video, Williams’ contemporary adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray is gripping, funny and audacious.