Dracula


A new adaptation of Dracula receives its London premiere at the historic London Library - the venue where Bram Stoker spent seven years researching his gothic masterpiece and creating one of fiction's most enduring characters.
Dracula at The London Library from Creation Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Horror/ suspense
Venue: The London Library
Starts: Saturday 2 February 2019
Closes: Saturday 2 March 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


Directed by Helen Tennison (OLD VIC, SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE, BAC, SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE) and adapted by playwright Kate Kerrow (JERWOOD FOUNDATIONS CHARITABLE MENTORSHIP AWARD, PAT KAVANAGH AWARD) this production puts Jonathan and Mina's relationship at its heart.


Creation Theatre, Oxford's largest producing theatre, has for the last 22 years established a growing reputation for their innovative theatrical adaptations of famous books with performances taking place in dramatic and unexpected locations.


Innovative audio-visual design will convey the sense of dread induced by the unseen vampire presence.


The staging takes place in the Reading Room of The London Library and takes on a macabre significance following the recent discovery that numerous books still on the Library's shelves are the original copies that Bram Stoker used to create his masterpiece.


Synopsis


A new adaptation of Dracula receives its London premiere at the historic London Library - the venue where Bram Stoker spent seven years researching his gothic masterpiece and creating one of fiction's most enduring characters.


This atmospheric site-specific production, by Oxford-based Creation Theatre, transports the narrative to the 1950s, set amongst the emotional and social restrictions of the era.


We meet a young couple reeling from their encounters with the demon Count.


Jonathan struggles with his role as husband and protector, while Mina rails against the limitations placed on her as an intelligent woman.


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Theatre


Name:
The London Library - Reading Room


Postal address:
14 St James Square
London SW1Y 4LG

Box office tel: -

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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 2 February 2019

Closes:Saturday 2 March 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Previews:
£15

Standard:
£32

Concessions:
£28 London Library Members

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Creatives


Author: Kate Kerrow
Director: Helen Tennison
Designer: Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting: Ashley Bale
Sound: Matt Eaton
Video designer: Eva Auster
Production: Creation Theatre

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