Bram Stoker’s dark gothic thriller Dracula comes to The Atkinson

Bram Stoker’s dark gothic thriller Dracula comes to The Atkinson

Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park presents Bram Stoker’s Dracula at The Atkinson this autumn.

The classic Victorian thriller takes on a fresh lease of life in this newly commissioned piece. This vibrant and creative blend of gothic and contemporary can be seen at The Atkinson from Saturday 19 to Sunday 20 October.

Drawing eclectically on a wide range of forms of popular entertainment that were established or emerging at the time, this vibrant and brilliantly creative version of the classic Victorian thriller remains  faithful to Bram Stoker’s original timeless gothic thriller.

Blackeyed Theatre Director, Eliot Giuralarocca, said: “I was really keen to draw on the wide range of theatrical forms that were popular at that time and I wanted to put together an ensemble of strong storytellers; creative and versatile performers that could sing, move well and play an instrument. I’m really excited with the team we have in place. It’s a fabulously talented cast, with a muscular new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel by John Ginman and original music by Ron McAllister. We have all the ingredients needed to create something exciting, memorable and thought provoking. I’m hoping we’ll give the audiences something that they can really get their teeth into!”

It embodies the struggle to break taboos, resist temptation and stop the unknown outside becoming the enemy within. As Dracula’s shadow looms large over England, a small group of young men and women, led by Professor Van Helsing, are locked in a struggle for survival where only the fittest will survive.

Brought to the stage by the highly acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre and adapted by John Ginman it features specially commissioned live music by Ron McAllister, powerful ensemble performances and innovative design, it promises to be an exciting and thought-provoking theatrical experience.

Tickets for Dracula are £14 (£12 concessions/ £7 schools) and can be bought at the Box Office on 01704 533333 or online Why not take advantage of the Buy 3 and save £10 offer on theatre this season – offer that includes: Call Mr Robeson (12 September), Harold Pinter’s Betrayal (18/19 September), Winston on the Run (19 October), Dracula (19/20 October), Life and Love of Alfred J Hitchcock (7 November) and The Female Gothic (21 November). See the website for more information.

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Posted on 15 August 2013 under General news

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