The Shadow Of Dorian Gray [Drama]


20170623By Stephen Wyatt. Drama about poet John Gray, the possible inspiration for Dorian Gray.

It's 1895, and Oscar Wilde has just been convicted of gross indecency. London is in a moral panic. It's a dangerous time to be John Gray, the man rumoured to have inspired Wilde's scandalous novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'. Summoned to the Cafe Royal by a mysterious telegram, the whole course of John's life will have changed by the time the evening is over.

Directed by Abigail le Fleming

The Writer

Stephen has worked widely as a playwright in theatre, radio and television. In 2008, his play, Memorials to the Missing, won the Tinniswood Award for best original radio script of 2007 as well as Silver in the Best Drama category of the 2008 Sony Radio Academy Awards. In 2012 he won the Tinniswood Award again for his play, Gerontius. He spent two years as Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of Sussex and a further year as RLF Writing Fellow on Greenwich University's Maritime campus.

So You Want to Write Radio Drama? written in collaboration with Claire Grove was published by Nick Hern Books in December 2013. His first novel Big Dipper was published by Endeavour Press in October 2012. His three-part dramatisation of Dante's The Divine Comedy for Radio 4 was broadcast in March and April 2014.