The new musical presented by the company is based on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Following on from Gatsby A Musical filmed and streamed at Cadogan Hall, Ruby in the Dust have announced a new rock musical based on Oscar Wilde’s classic story.
Streaming via Stream.Theatre from the 4th to the 26th June, this new musical will offer a modern twist on the story with a newly composed score created by Joe Evans and is propelled by influences from Bowie to Brecht.
A rock star, trapped in eternal adolescence, wants to change the course of his life and discover
love. But, can you find love if you’ve sold your soul to the Devil? Whilst sitting for the eccentric
society painter, Basil Hallward, Dorian is discovered by the influential Lord Henry and is soon
under the spell of this dangerous, charismatic music impresario. Dorian, the secret child of love
and death, is suddenly thrust into a confusing world where love dare not speak its name.
The musical has been written and directed for this production by Linnie Reedman, with musical direction by Sophie Jugé, assistant direction by Scott le Crass, lighting by Jamie Platt, costume by Belle Mundi and original set design by Casey Andrews.
Meanwhile, the cast for the production includes: Keith Ramsay as Dorian, John Addison (The Life, Southwark Playhouse; A Little Night Music, Garrick Theatre), Fia Houston-Hamilton (Mamma Mia!, UK Tour; Wolf of Wall
Street, Immersive London), Robert Grose (Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre; EastEnders, BBC), Lewis Rae (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Regents Park Open Air Theatre; Mame, Hope Mill Theatre), Johanna Stanton (The Rocky Horror Show, No. 1 UK Tour; The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Apollo Theatre), Sophie Jugé (Coppelia, Birmingham Royal Ballet; Good Omens, BBC) and Tristan Pegg (The Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC; The Shape of the Impossible, National Theatre).
Talking about the news of the production, composer Joe Evans said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to present Oscar Wilde’s iconic fairy tale in a timeless setting. Oscar Wilde, if not a rock star, would have definitely floated in
those circles if he were around today. His Gothic prose lends itself perfectly to a rock score, without losing the sense of irony and fun inherent in the text. I am thrilled to be working with such a dream cast who will bring this musical to life.”
Dorian: A Rock Musical will premiere on Stream.Theatre from the 4th to the 26th June.