Doreen Gray’s hit 50 and found her face no longer fits the bill as a hit radio show host.
And on attending a school reunion, she stumbles across a youthful self portrait – where she makes a dark and dreadful pact with the image, the results of which will play out at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre.
The Picture of Doreen Gray plays at the Church Street theatre on Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14, as the award-winning LipService Theatre returns to the resort, with their humorous, modern take on a classic tale.
LipService played the Grand with 2012’s Inspector Norse, and this time tackle Oscar Wilde’s novel about an ageing socialite, The Picture of Dorian Gray, for a refreshing adaptation.
And a group of local actors will join the team on stage at the Grand as Doreen’s school mates – anyone interested can email Leann Young at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
A spokesman for the Grand said: “The Picture of Doreen Gray is a must for all literature fans and lovers of light-hearted comedy. Don’t miss this opportunity to see LipService in action for two nights only.”
Previous LipService productions have been hailed as ‘comedy gold’ and the company as ‘The Laurel and Hardy of literary deconstruction’.
Call the box office on (01253) 290190 for tickets, costing £16.50 and £12.50 for concessions and under 26s.