Over April and May, the Lawrence Batley Theatre (LBT) keeps us entertained with some online productions. Here is what’s in store this spring.
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lawrence Batley Theatre has extended the showing of The Picture of Dorian Gray. The production is a 21st-century take on Oscar Wilde’s classic, which discusses the contrast between an online, social media world and the reality of an influencer.
LBT describe it as, ‘In a profile pic-obsessed, a filter-fixated world where online and reality blur, influencer Dorian Gray makes a deal. For his social star never to fade. For the perfect self, he broadcasts to the world to always remain.’
‘But as his mental health starts to decline, as corruption and murderous depravity start to creep into his world, the true and horrific cost of his deal will soon need to be met.’
The LBT has ensured that the performances will have closed captions, and ticket holders will be able to active audio described version.
You have until 17 Apr to catch this modern take on a classic. Find more info on LBT’s website, click here.
The Importance of Being Earnest
Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Dukes collaborated to bring another of Oscar Wilde’s classics to the digital stage. An online production of The Importance of Being Earnest is written by Yasmeen Khan (EastEnders) and directed by Mina Anwar (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Doctor Who, Thin Blue Line).
You can catch this digital production from Mon 19 Apr to Tue 4 May. Find more info on LBT’s website, click here.
Lastly, on Wednesday 5 May at 7:30pm you can catch a rehearsed reading of the award-winning Proper Job Theatre Company’s new production, The Trial.
The Trial is a 90-minute production that has been moved online and will be free to watch. The LBT describe it as ‘a hilarious and terrifying 90 minutes that speaks of humankind’s current predicament.’
You can book your free tickets on the LBT website here. You will receive a link via email and will have 48 hours to watch the recording.