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.
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?
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.