Past Event

Creation (Pictures for Dorian)

12 Feb 2018

Lyn Gardner of The Guardian reviews the opening night of Creation (Pictures for Dorian) at Brighton Festival
**** 'a woozily beautiful meditation on intention, perception, what we see and what remains invisible'

Creation is the realm of gods and artists, who create beauty through sheer will and their own bare hands. But who decides what is beautiful?

Creation (Pictures for Dorian) is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s iconic character Dorian Gray, who remains eternally youthful at a terrible cost to his soul. There’s probably a little bit of Dorian in all of us. Joined onstage by older and younger local performers, Gob Squad peeps behind the vanity mirror to question beauty, morality and power - and ask why we so crave the eye of the beholder.

British/German arts collective Gob Squad have performed all over the world for 25 years. Now middle-aged, they have no desire to exit the stage just yet.

Read more about the local performers who have worked with the company and become part of the show

'Gob Squad use the whole world (or as much of it as they can find) as their canvas, and everyone in it as a potential participant' Guardian
‘Gob Squad virigns, please stop reading now, and go get your tickets!’ Time Out 
'Gob Squad (are) the one company of whom I'm a fan first, and a critic second. They're more like a band than almost any other theatre company.' Matt Trueman,

Related events

Visual Arts and Film
Past event

Brighton Palermo Remix

In a major Brighton Festival and HOUSE 2012 co-commission, this internationally renowned artist draws connections between Sicilian street festival decoration…

1 Jan 2012
Books and Debate
Past event

5 x 15

Following on from last year’s sell-out event, five speakers from diverse backgrounds and professions battle the clock to tell the story behind their most…

1 Jan 2012
Children and Family
Past event

Bee Detective

Sophie Bee’s busy life is a happy buzz of pollen seeking, dancing with her fellow bees and making yummy honey. But when the worker bees begin to disappear,…

1 Jan 2012