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Bram Stoker’s Dracula at The Electric Theatre 14 – 17 November 2018

 

 

 

Acclaimed poet and playwright Liz Lochhead’s Dracula stays refreshingly close to Bram Stoker’s novel and positively drips with Gothic horror. Asked to adapt it by the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, she immersed herself in the book. ‘After a sleepless night,’ she writes in the introduction to the play, ‘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…

This was before I’d even got to the abducted children or “the loving hand” of Lucy’s fiancé staking her through the heart… or that shocking bit where, with Mina’s newly-wed husband Jonathan asleep in a flushed stupor by her side, Dracula, at her throat, takes his fill of her life’s-blood…

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 an amateur production in association with Nick Hern books.

See our auditions page HERE for details of how to audition for this production.

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The Government Inspector 2019 – in Farnham and touring to the Minack.

 

The Government Inspector. Our 2019 summer show
HIDE OR BRIBE  –  HE’S COMING !

Picture this : A decidedly shady (not to mention crooked) Mayor of a small Russian town in the middle of nowhere is horrified to discover that he and his equally shady cronies are to be visited by a government official, travelling incognito.

Corruption is rife and their infighting and jockeying for position is manic; panic and plots to bribe him with money and booze ensue.

The result is chaotic mayhem and masses of comedic delight.

Adapted from Gogol’s satirical and eccentric comedy, the plot inspired one of Fawlty Towers’ most iconic episodes – The Hotel Inspector – and this adaptation of the original truly sparkles.

Unmissable !
Performing at our Picnic Theatre in Surrey in July and touring in August to the fabulous Minack Theatre under the stars in Cornwall.  
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See preliminary audition details HERE for details of how to audition for this production.

 


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