Popinjay Productions @ Limelight on Oxford presents world premiere
Blake Appelqvist in
DORIAN GRAY NAKED
A New Musical
Libretto by Melvyn Morrow Music by Dion Condack
Choreography by Nathan Mark Wright Costumes by Peter Henson
It’s Australia’s turn to boost Oscar Wilde’s popularity even further with a new musical, Dorian Gray Naked, written by veteran librettist and playwright, Melvyn Morrow (SHOUT! and Dusty) and 24 year old composer, Dion Condack.
Dorian Gray is the incarnation of eternally seductive male youth of adventurous and exotic sexual disposition – lovely and lively lads up for anything and everything. Dorian’s name summons up deliciously sensual romps on an almost industrial scale, and everyone knows the myth of Dorian remaining exquisitely young and virile while his portrait ages in the attic.
In this two-hander musical, Dorian is given a fictional afterlife as he confronts author, Oscar Wilde, and the created tells the startling - and hitherto unknown - truth about his passionate amours and his relationship to his creator. Over 90 minutes of self-revelation, Dorian challenges Oscar Wilde who is metaphorically stripped bare as Dorian reveals his intriguing secrets. Unlike Oscar’s merely hinted-at acts of wickedness by Dorian, our liberated hero tells it like it is, down and dirty and gloriously outrageous.
The world premiere of Dorian Gray Naked explores the character’s tumultuous lifestyle and has more than one sting in its tail. After playing featured roles in Kinky Boots and Priscilla, triple music theatre threat, Blake Appelqvist, takes on the starring role of Dorian Gray who is determined that all will be revealed - on every front.
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