English

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Level

Secondary

Language

English

Venue

Teatro del Anglo

Plot

This astonishing story is set between the 80’s and the year 2000 in London. Basil Hallward is a renowned photographer who has discovered his new muse, a young and very handsome boy, Dorian Gray. During a photo session, Henry,(Basil´s friend) is also amazed by Dorian’s beauty. Henry gradually begins to fill Dorian’s head with the idea of how important youth and beauty are and how little they last, convincing him to take as much advantage of them as possible. When Basil shows one of the pictures to Dorian and Henry, Dorian wishes to be young and beautiful forever and is determined to do anything to fulfil such wish, what is more, he yearns for the picture to grow old instead of him.

One night, Dorian returns home from the theatre and notices that somehow his wish has been fulfilled; the picture is altered, it looks strangely different. After that, he becomes cold, evil and heartless. He begins to enjoy all pleasures of life and doesn’t let anyone see the picture. Very soon, death surrounds Dorian’s life. First, after breaking up with her, his fiancée, Sibyl Vane dies; then he himself kills Basil, and afterwards, it is James Vane (Sybil’s brother) who also finds death. Meanwhile his picture gets creepier and creepier.

Haunted by the ghosts of the dead, Dorian decides to destroy the picture, but… what is the consequence of that?

Don’t miss this modern and captivating version for students based on Oscar Wilde’s classic novel.

Soundtrack

Youth! Youth! Youth!
There’s nothing in the world but
Youth! Youth! Youth!
Wherever you go, you charm the world!

What the gods give
They quickly take away
Don’t waste the gold of your days
Live the wonderful life
That is in you!

Youth! Youth! Youth!
There’s nothing in the world but
Youth! Youth! Youth!
Wherever you go, you charm the world!

Youth! Youth! Youth!
There’s nothing in the world but
Youth! Youth! Youth!
Wherever you go, you charm the world!

When your youth goes,
Your beauty will go with it
Enjoy your youth while you have it.
Be afraid of nothing
The world belongs to you for a season

Youth! Youth! Youth!
There’s nothing in the world but
Youth! Youth! Youth!
Wherever you go, you charm the world!
Wherever you go, you charm the world!

Mother, mother, I am so happy
And you must be happy too.
Mother, mother, I’m getting married
He’s the best man I ever knew
He is gentle and he is rich
He tells me that he loves me
kisses me like no other man
I love the way he talks to me
Now, he rules life for me.
I love him, I Love him, I love him
I love him so much
‘Foolish child!’ ‘Foolish child!’
My mother said to me.
You must not think of anything
But earning money to be free
Why does he love you?
You are not worth of him.
What does he see in you?
You are much beneath him.
Mother, let me be happy!
I love him, I Love him, I love him
I love him so much

I am sorry I didn’t act well
I was thinking of you all the time
But I will try – indeed, I will try.
It came so suddenly across me
My love for you.
My Prince of life!
Don’t go away from me
I couldn’t bear it!
Don’t go away from me
Don’t go away from me
Don’t go away from me
Don’t go away from me

Can’t you forgive me for tonight?
I will work so hard, and try to improve.
Don’t be cruel to me
Because I love you
Better than anything in the world
It won’t happen again.
Don’t go away from me
I couldn’t bear it!
Don’t go away from me
Don’t go away from me
Don’t go away from me
Don’t go away from me

But you are right, Dorian
I have ruined my beautiful art.
It was foolish of me;
and yet I coudn’t help it
Don’t leave me tonight
Don’t leave me tonight
Don’t leave me tonight
I couldn’t bear it!
Don’t go away from me
Don’t go away from me
Don’t go away from me
Don’t go away from me

Raise your glass
Don’t think of the past
Nothing can alter that
The new millennium has come
A new life awaits us!
Let´s celebrate the wonders that is
The New Year
The New Year
Let’s live forever and sing
Let’s live forever and sing
It’s a New Year
Let’s live!

Life is your art
So play your part
Sing your own tune
No matter what they say
The new millennium has come
Your days are your sonnets
Let´s celebrate the wonders that is
The New Year
Let’s live forever and sing
Let’s live forever and sing
It’s a New Year
Let’s live!
Let’s live forever and sing
Let’s live forever and sing
It’s a New Year
Let’s live!

Let’s live forever!

Many, many years ago
Dorian Gray made a choice
To stay young and beautiful at any cost
He sold his soul to the devil
He would stay young forever
And the picture would grow old
Beauty is not in the face,
Beauty is a flame in the heart
Beauty is that
Which no picture can convey
Beauty is not in the face,
Beauty is a flame in the heart
Beauty is that
Which no picture can convey

Many, many years ago
Dorian Gray never knew
That Beauty is a joy
for all seasons
You are perfect in every way
You are strong, smart and brave
You are unique
And time does no harm
Beauty is not in the face,
Beauty is a flame in the heart
Beauty is that
Which no picture can convey
Beauty is not in the face,
Beauty is a flame in the heart
Beauty is that
Which no picture can convey
Beauty lies in our heart
Beauty lies in our heart
Beauty lies in our heart
Beauty lies in our heart

Beauty is not in the face,
Beauty is a flame in the heart
Beauty is that
Which no picture can convey
Beauty is not in the face,
Beauty is a flame in the heart
Beauty is that
Which no picture can convey
Beauty lies in our heart
Beauty lies in our heart
Beauty lies in our heart
Beauty lies in our heart