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Dracula - Greenwich Playhouse

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

SELL A Door Theatre Company is celebrating twenty five years of Liz Lochhead’s adaptation of Dracula, based on the novel by Bram Stoker, with a 12-venue tour of Scotland and a London production at Greenwich Playhouse (November 9 to December 5, 2010).

In the spring of 1893, Jonathan Harker, a young English solicitor, visits Castle Dracula in Transylvania for what he believes to be a routine deal with the nobleman Count Dracula. However, Harker soon realises that he is not a visitor at all, but a prisoner to the deadly Dracula, who sets off to find Mina, Harker’s fiancée, and her sister Lucy.

The more Harker investigates his confinement, the more he fears his deadly captor. The question is: can someone stop Dracula before he unleashes his supernatural powers on his first victim?

In this tragic tale of power and redemptive love, the lines between the sane and the insane become dangerously vague.

Sell A Door Theatre Company’s production, described as a youthful, sexual and thrilling tale of vampire seduction, uncovers the dark and lustful beginnings of the world’s most famous vampire.

The cast includes Laura Blackmore (as Mina Westerman), Daisy Burns (Lucy Westerman), Matthew Grace (Jonathan Harker), Kieran Hennigan (Renfield), Sophie Holland (Florrie Heathersage), Louise Ann Munro (Mrs Manners), Louis J. Parker (Dracula), Alexander Pritchett (Van Helsing) and Ellis J. Wells (Arthur Seward).

Tickets: £12, £10 concessions – available from the box office on 020 8858 9256, online at www.galleontheatre.co.uk or e-mail boxoffice@galleontheatre.co.uk

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday at 4pm.

Dracula Gallery

Miss Julie continues at Greenwich Playhouse until September 19, 2010. It will be followed by Mozart’s La Fintas, which in turn will be followed by When No One Is Watching.