`If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old...
I would give my soul for that.' The story of a gilded and spoilt hedonist who, Faust-like, makes a foolish wish - the granting of which destroys him.
Director: Gordon House.
Nick Mccarty's adaptation of the Wilde classic.
Dorian makes a pact to preserve his youth.
With Ian McDiarmid and Jamie Glover.
Dorian continues to live a life of selfish pleasure, his looks unsullied by debauchery.
But is retribution on the horizon?
As the years pass Dorian retains his extraordinarily youthful beauty, but his picture in the attic tells a very different story.
A stunning and disturbing new version of Oscar Wilde's classic by one of the UK's leading drama practitioners, Neil Bartlett, As London slides from one century to the next, a beautiful young man is cursed with the uncanny ability to keep his looks while descending into a world of heartless, drug-addicted debauchery. His portrait instead ages for him. Glittering dialogue and radical questioning of conventional morality are brought sharply into focus by this new adaptation.
Sound designer, Norman Goodman
A Bona Broadcasting production for BBC Radio 3.