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Dracula – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Adaptor & Writer: Jenny King from the book by Bram Stoker Director: Eduard Lewis Reviewer: Dominic Corr The witching hour may have passed, but the heart of darkness lingers yet at the King’s theatre. Watcher of the night Dracula, arrives in Edinburgh in a new multi-sensory experience promising to tell the tale anew. As the audience laugh, natter and drink a ...

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Dracula – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Andrew McPherson as Dracula - Rabbit Theatre

Writer: Andrew McPherson (based on the novel by Bram Stoker) Director: Simon Harvey Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby   The red lights that bathe the Council Chamber studio dim to near darkness. There is the sound of footsteps and the last minute rustling of the audience stills. Someone is in the room moving very slowly from behind the audience to the ...

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Dracula – McAlpin Hall at the West Park Church, New York

Writer: Bram Stoker With Additional Material By: Steven Dietz and Lori Wolter Hudson Director: Kristin McCarthy Parker Reviewer: Jonathan Alexandratos Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula weaves a narrative about immigration, the body, and performance into the tapestry of an age-old horror story. Dracula, the character, becomes almost a red herring for the real threat: fear of the Other. It is others ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Dracula

Writer: Bram Stoker Artist(s): Action To The Word adaptation: By Company Venue: Theatre Tent Director: Alexandra Spencer-Jones Reviewer: Kris Hallett Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a novel that provides endless inspiration for artists to reinvent. From Christopher Lee’s iconic vampire for Hammer to Ford Francis Coppolla’s version, which recasts the Count as the tragic protagonist, people keep coming back to this ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Action To The Word’s Dracula

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A SteamPunk rock concert version of the Bram Stoker original, electrified for a new generation Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? This is my fourth Latitude. The first time I produced the amazing James Rhodes ...

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Dracula – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Writer: Bram Stoker Director and Adaptor: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall “You have the vampire’s blood!” Halloween has come early in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The New Vic Theatre have excelled with their adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula. Directing her first production since the highly acclaimed run of The Borrowers, Theresa Heskins intelligently combines a multitude of creative ideas from live sound ...

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Dracula – Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London

Adaptor and Director: Simon James Collier Reviewer: Stephen Bates Two centuries before Anne Rice and Stephenie Meyer, Bram Stoker was terrifying readers with his story of the vampire Count Dracula, which has gone on to inspire countless films over the years and a few stage versions too. This latest adaptation by Simon James Collier, who also directs, attempts to scale ...

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Interview: 10 Minutes with Cal McCrystal

In our second interview from the Fitzrovia Radio Hour's Dracula rehearsal room at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre, Director Cal McCrystal, the man behind the physical comedy on shows such as One Man, Two Guv'nors, talks to Glen Pearce about his approach to this particular version ofBram Stoker's classic. Dracula isn’t normally seen as a comedy so why this particular approach? There ...

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