Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Dracula (theatre)

The fabulous Blackeyed Theatre are presenting their version of the classic horror tale Dracula at Eastbourne's Devonshire Park Theatre in just over a week's time. I saw their production of Caucasian Chalk Circle a few years ago and it is still one of the best theatre shows I've attended.

Adapted by John Ginman, this brilliant, theatrical treatment of Bram Stoker’s adventure blends Victorian Gothic with the Contemporary. With specially commissioned live music, powerful ensemble performances and innovative design, Blackeyed Theatre’s Dracula promises an exciting and thought provoking theatrical experience. The play is recommended for audiences aged 13 and over.

The time is 1897. Mankind is on the cusp of vast technological change, scientific mastery and media innovation. Poised between traditional beliefs, the threat of the unknown and the shock of the new world, an altogether darker fear is emerging. Stretching from the mountainous wastes of Transylvania, Dracula’s shadow looms large over England. A small group of young men and women, lead by Professor Van Helsing, are locked in a struggle for survival where only the fittest will survive.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Tue 18th to Sat 22nd Feb, 19:45. Wed and Sat matinees, 14:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person at the Box Office and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.

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