There have been numerous screen and stage versions of the Dracula legend over the decades, including a couple of musicals ranging from the misconceived to the riotously camp.
If like me you consider yourself somewhat of an expert on the original story of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, then you’ll be both fascinated and intrigued by Imitating the Dogs curveball of a tale, set in a 1965 London police station.
This new adaptation of the Dracula hints at a darker future, performed brilliantly by a cast of two – the historic surroundings of the London Library adds an extra bit of magic to proceedings.
The bookworm in me adores everything about libraries and they don’t get much more atmospheric, or historic, than The London Library, the world’s oldest independent lending library – and now a highly unconventional theatrical venue for Creation Theatre Company’s latest offering, Dracula.
Creation Theatre’s Dracula is a compelling, atmospheric take on Stoker’s classic. While it’s the first play to be staged in the London Library, in such grand surroundings as this it’s sure not to be the last.
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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Friday 8 February 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock reunites with Creation Theatre for their site-specific production of Dracula, spectacularly staged amongst the bookshelves at The London Library. Got any questions?
Noisy fun is to be had in the touring Dracula at the King’s, in a production that lacks depth but is unashamedly crowd-pleasing, not to say crowd-scaring.
Arrows and Traps make a triumphant return following their adaptation of The White Rose in this atmospheric adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Arrows and Traps Theatre Company has followed up last year’s autumnal treat of Frankenstein with a new adaptation of Dracula.
Adaptor/director Ross McGregor turning to Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula makes sense, not least as it offers ample opportunity for Arrows & Traps to refresh its rather dustily antiquated take on gender.
Tea Break Theatre’s play begins with a ‘National Trust tour guide’ announcing we will be given a tour of the property prior to the play. It soon became apparent the ‘tour guide’ was not all that she seemed as she appeared to eat spiders and seemed preoccupied as she fumbled through her words.
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The tale of Dracula (although not quite as Bram Stoker may have intended) comes to The King’s Head for a joyous night of quintessentially British comedy. Danny Wainwright and Daniel Hallissey’s take on the classic horror yarn beats along at a steady pace and is short and sweet with moments of delightful, raunchy and very dry comedy.
The Proper Job Theatre Company arrived at The Lowry Theatre in Salford with their spine-chilling Nosferatu just in time for All Hallows’ Eve. Their latest touring production, Nosferatu is written by acclaimed poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan and takes its inspiration from the 1922 German Expressionist film of the same name and the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.