Open Audition Call: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Hosted by Elaine Stewart & Uma Ramanathan
Date: Monday 11th January 2016
6pm- 7:30pm & 7:30- 9pm
Venue: Hope Street Ltd, 76-78 Lord Street, 3rd floor

Liverpool Network will present The Picture of Dorian Gray, adapted by Neil Bartlett and directed by Elaine Stewart on 7th, 8th and 9th April 2016 at the Lantern Theatre.
No preparation is necessary but knowledge of the novel would be an advantage. The audition will involve readings of a provided script and some group work.
The play has a number of large roles and some smaller roles which double up as part of the Chorus (an integral part of the production). A list of characters is shown below:

Large Roles

*Dorian Gray (Age 20-25)- Main character. The play revolves around a secret pact which leads to the destruction of his soul.
*Lord Henry Wotton (Age 45-60 yrs)- A mentor to Dorian. He is charming and charismatic. He corrupts Dorian.
*Basil Hallwood (20-30 yrs) – The painter of the portrait. A friend to Dorian who is secretly in love with him.
*Sybil Vane/ Lady Monmouth (20-30 yrs) – Double role. Sybil is a young actress who falls in love with Dorian and eventually commits suicide because of him. Lady Monmouth is a young American socialite who is Dorian’s love interest in the latter half of the play.
*Mrs Leaf/Mrs Vane (40+ yrs) – Double role.Mrs Leaf is Dorian’s housekeeper. Mrs Vane is Sybils Mother
*Francis (40+ yrs)- Dorian’s Butler.

Medium Roles
*James Vane – Sybil’s older, protective brother.
*Victor/Alan Campbell (20-30 yrs)- Double role. Victor is Dorian’s French Valet. Alan Campbell is an old friend who helps cover up a crime for Dorian.
*Lady Wotton (40+ yrs) – Lord Henry’s younger, bored, unhappy wife.

Smaller Roles
Lady Carlisle
Lady Narborough
Mrs Erlynne

Please note: Ages quoted are a guide only.
Can you confirm your attendance, audition slot preferred e.g. 6pm – 7:30pm or 7:30pm – 9pm and the role(s) you are interested in by contacting Elaine Stewart by email at or by private message on Facebook asap so that we can plan auditions.

We are also looking for people who are interested in stage managing, set design, costume and props and marketing and publicity.
We look forward to seeing you at auditions.

6 thoughts on “Open Audition Call: The Picture of Dorian Gray

  1. Hi, I was just wondering if by any chance you were having another day for auditions other than the 11th of January? I’m traveling on the 11th for 10 days and I would really love to audition. Just wishful thinking 🙂 Thanks!

  2. Hi Elaine, I would love to audition, is there any chance I can have the earliest slot as I will be rehearsing the WDG panto that evening? Thanks, Geraldine

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