Sequence star Sarah Snook will play 26 different personalities in a one-woman show opening in London next year.
The starlet will certainly star in a brand-new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
It will certainly mark Snook’s first appearance on the London phase since her 2016 launching opposite Ralph Fiennes in The Master Home builder.
Snook told BBC News the concept of playing many duties was “a thrilling difficulty I cannot wait to get involved in”.
The Picture of Dorian Gray will open up on 23 January 2024 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket as well as compete virtually 12 weeks.
The new phase adjustment of Wilde’s 1890 novel has already enjoyed a successful run in Snook’s native Australia, although a different starlet played the leading role there.
Reviewing its London transfer, Snook claimed: “I’m so thrilled by the possibility of going back to the phase again, not to mention a phase in the West End.
“Bringing a program to a global target market, to a theatre Oscar Wilde would certainly no doubt have actually often visited, is thrilling, and also demands a high caliber of theatrical experience to be worthy of the venture.”
She added: “The Picture of Dorian Gray is just that, and I’m honoured to be joining the team that developed it. To be asked to play these numerous duties is an exhilarating challenge I cannot wait to get involved in.”
In a luxury testimonial of the Australian manufacturing, The Guardian said Snook’s equivalent, actress Eryn Jean Norvill, had “dazzled” in the role.
“[The program] is ambitious, exuberant and also whip-smart; it is a welcome of theater’s past, existing as well as future,” wrote theatre doubter Cassie Tongue.
The manufacturing was adapted as well as directed by Sydney Theatre Company’s artistic supervisor Kip Williams, that will certainly also route its West End transfer.
Previously this year, Snook starred in the extremely acclaimed 4th and final series of the Emmy-winning dramatization Sequence, which was comfortably praised by critics.
She played Shiv Roy in the collection, among four children battling for control of their father Logan Roy’s international media and also Entertainment Company.
Like its sibling production in Australia, The Picture of Dorian Gray will certainly utilize a collection of on-stage cams and also video displays which aid bring the personalities to life.
“The effective use Snapchat filters as well as other selfie-style shots draw hefty parallels to the difficult beauty standards of social media sites influencers and exactly how this curated identification can be the painted corrosion concealing psychological trauma underneath,” Time Out said in its review of the Australian production.
Despite the existence of the cams and also screens, the production features marginal pre-recording as well as Snook will play the frustrating majority of the characters live each evening, with the cams used much more as a method to match her performance.
Managing themes of principles, narcissism as well as unwanted, The Image of Dorian Gray informs the story of a young man who sells his spirit in exchange for eternal youth as well as elegance.
The program’s titular lead character negotiates that his body will retain perfect young people, while a recently-painted picture of him – representing his heart – gets older as well as uglier instead.
Gray starts committing a collection of licentious acts, however as he does, the ever-changing portrait he has in his house comes to be increasingly gruesome, acting as a tip of the impact each evil act carries his soul.
Gray’s descent into transgression as well as hedonism eventually leads him to examine the real resource of appeal in life.
Going over the London manufacturing of the play, Snook said: “This story of morality, virtue, narcissism and effect is going to be thrilling to recreate for a brand-new audience.”
The transfer from Australia to London mirrors that of Prima Facie, which was presented in Sydney before its West End transfer scored its British star Jodie Arrival an Olivier and also Tony Honor.