THE Dukes in Lancaster is set to be a partner venue for a brand-new online production of The Picture of Dorian Gray, a modern adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic.

The Picture of Dorian Gray, which runs for two weeks in March, will reunite the creative team behind What a Carve Up! with Henry Filloux-Bennett writing the new adaptation with direction by Tamara Harvey.

Fionn Whitehead, star of Dunkirk and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, will take on the role of Dorian in the contemporary digital adaptation.

Most recently seen starring in the film, Don’t Tell A Soul, Fionn Whitehead is best known for his critically acclaimed performance as the protagonist Tommy in Christopher Nolan’s Academy Award nominated war film, Dunkirk.

The Picture of Dorian Gray is set to push the theatrical form like its predecessor, What a Carve Up!, using elements found in radio plays, films, and documentaries as well as traditional theatrical techniques.

Set in a profile pic-obsessed, 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.

Co producers, Henry Filloux-Bennett and Tamara Harvey said: “So many of us have found ourselves living in an ever more online world over the last year. But the benefits and the connections digital have offered us come with a darker side - deterioration in mental health, isolation, online manipulation to name just a few.

“Following ‘What a Carve Up!’ we really wanted to explore what would happen if you brought Oscar Wilde’s Faustian tale kicking and screaming into a world of Instagram, Facebook and dating apps.”

The production will be available from March 16 to March 31. More information and tickets at: Audience members receive a screening link which will activate on their booked performance date for a 48-hour period.

Tickets £12, including a link to the production and a digital programme. Audio description and closed captioning will be made available . The show is advised for audiences aged 16 and over.