PROPER Job Theatre Company bring the play Dorian to Brindley Theatre Runcorn next month.

An inspired contemporary re-telling of Oscar Wilde’s classic A Picture of Dorian Gray, it will be staged on Friday, October 18.

Andrew McMillan has taken the themes of image obsession and our desire to capture beauty, first explored by Wilde and placed them in the context of a modern gym.

Described as 'an examination of identity, body dysmorphia and echo chamber of social media', the play follows five strangers caught up by their own reflections.

Obsessed and troubled by images, questing for recognition, their lives begin to overlap. The story of people who cannot find themselves and people who don’t like what they find, men and women who fear they’ve lost their identity, subtle as the child stolen by fairies in the original changeling tale.

The black mirror is gradually getting darker and darker.

The play's message is "We are all a modern day Narcissus reaching into our own pool, but our pools are in our pocket, one click away."

Tickets and information from or contact the Brindley box office on 0151 907 8360.