Dracula - Lion and Unicorn Theatre
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
KDC Theatre is presenting Dracula, acclaimed Scottish writer Liz Lochhead’s stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel, at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre – from October 30 to November 3, 2012.
Bram Stoker’s original tale weaved Victorian sexual conventions, issues of immigration, chills and gothic horror into one amazing story. To write her adaptation, Lochhead immersed herself in Stoker’s book and wrote:
“After a sleepless night my hair was standing on end, what with the mad Renfield in his lunatic asylum eating flies and playing John the Baptist to his coming master … and with Lucy’s description of her ‘dream’ of flying with the red-eyed one above the lighthouse at Whitby, and Jonathan’s ‘dream’ of the three Vampire Brides’ advances upon him and of their being repelled at the last minute by the furious Dracula.
“Still, what really attracted me to the story was Rule One for becoming a vampire-victim – ‘First of all you have to invite him in’”
Dracula is produced by Sally Wilks and directed by Duncan Moore, with Assistant Director Stephanie Urquhart.
The cast includes Anna Marx (as Mina Westerman), Catherine Kolubayev (Lucy Westerman), Kate Moore (Florrie Hathersage), Su Vigus (Nurce Nisbett/Grice), Jimi Odell (Jonathan Harker), William Baltyn (Doctor Arthur Seward), Alan Maddrell (Count Vlad Dracula), Chris Stooke (Van Helsing), Marcus Mollan (Renfield) and Mark Ewins (Drinkwater).
KDC Theatre returns to the Lion and Unicorn Theatre after a sell-out run of War of the Waleses earlier this year.
Tickets: £8/£12 – available on 0844 847 1608 or from Ticketweb.