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We’re thrilled to be a partner venue for the new digital production of The Picture of Dorian Gray co-produced by The Barn Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Theatr Clwyd.

The full cast includes Fionn Whitehead, as Dorian Gray, Alfred Enoch as Harry Wooton, Joanna Lumley as Lady Narborough, Watermill Ensemble member Emma McDonald as Sibyl Vane and Russell Tovey as Basil Hallward with Stephen Fry as the Interviewer.

In this brand-new adaptation, Oscar Wilde’s Faustian tale is brought into a world of Instagram, Facebook and dating apps. 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.


Video On Demand performances are available from Tuesday 16 March to Wednesday 31 March

Performances will be fully captioned.
          Audio described performances are available from Tuesday 23 to Wednesday 31 March.

Tickets are £12 and include a digital programme

The Watermill is proud to be a partner venue for The Picture of Dorian Gray. We receive 25% of the value of all tickets purchased through our booking link.

Online: Singing For The Sake Of It

There has never been a better time to join our friendly online group Singing For The Sake Of It, but hurry as places in our newly added sessions are filling up fast! Join us on Thursdays at 1pm to learn some of your favourite musical showtunes with a professional musical director. Sessions are generously funded by Greenham Trust and are free for everyone. They are also suitable for all ages and abilities, so why not give it a go!

Beyond the Stage is a new online summer Work Experience programme created by The Watermill for young people aged 14 – 18 years. Bursting with masterclasses, talks and practical workshops, this weeklong opportunity will inspire young people and support their decision making at this important life stage.

If you or someone you know would like to get involved, please email to register your interest and be the first to find out more. 


With many teams working remotely and added pressure on individuals and companies, we have developed two carefully tailored online programmes to offer support: Virtual Business Training and Time Out for Teams

At The Watermill we create safe and nurturing rehearsal rooms where artists can work collaboratively, make bold choices and take greater risks. Our working environment continues to make the theatre a leading force in developing the theatre-makers of tomorrow. We have translated this ethos into our Virtual Business Training, with sessions covering presentation skills, collaborative working, managing multiple responsibilities and much more. Delivered by leading industry professionals, our Time out for Teams programme offers carefully crafted workshops on different aspects of theatre to provide teams from all industries with a space to connect, de-stress and focus on personal wellbeing.

To find out more, please download our brochures below.

A thoughtful gift for birthdays, celebrations or even Mother’s Day, Gift Friends Membership e-vouchers are now available to purchase online. Membership as a Friend of The Watermill includes priority booking for shows (whenever possible) as well as regular updates about events organised by our dedicated Friends Committee volunteers.

Gift Membership e-vouchers are available for £30 and £45 to reflect the suggested donation amount for an Individual/Joint Friends membership.

Your gift will directly support The Watermill Theatre’s work, so that we can bring people together once again and continue to tell brilliant stories in imaginative ways for all to enjoy.