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Let The Right One In leads Vicky Featherstone's debut season at Royal Court

Let The Right One In

Preview by Jack Foley

AN ADAPTATION of Swedish vampire drama Let The Right One In leads Vicky Featherstone’s first season as artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre in London.

Announcing her first season, she highlighted the stage version of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s acclaimed novel as an attempt to lure the teen market to the theatre.

She said she wanted to encourage more teenagers “to come to the theatre on their own, not as part of schools groups”, adding that the offer of £10 tickets for under 26s would hopefully provide them with an alternative to “going to the cinema”.

Let The Right One In has been turned into a film twice: in Swedish form, under the direction of Tomas Alfredson, and as a US remake named Let Me In, directed by Cloverfield‘s Matt Reeves.

In stage form, the production – adapted by Jack Thorne, had its world premiere at Dundee Rep in June (2013). And it is The National Theatre of Scotland production that will open at the Royal Court in December prior to a West End run.

Let The Right One In tells the story of the relationship between Oskar, a lonely bullied teenage boy and Eli, a centuries-old vampire who befriends him.

The production is described as being “for adults and fearless teens aged 13+”. It runs from December 5 to December 21, 2013 (previews from November 29) at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.

Tickets for the new Royal Court season go on general sale on Thursday, July 11.

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