Dracula gets the theatre treatment

Dracula gets the theatre treatment at devonshire Park from February 18-22.
Dracula gets the theatre treatment at devonshire Park from February 18-22.

Spines are sure to tingle at the Devonshire Park Theatre this February as a new adaptation of Bram Stokers gothic masterpiece, Dracula, comes to the atmospheric setting of the Victorian playhouse.

This new theatrical treatment of the enduring supernatural tale features specially commissioned live music, powerful and acclaimed performances and an innovative stage design; blending the high Victorian gothic with the contemporary in a wonderfully evocative way.

Set across London, provincial England to the Carpathian mountains of Transylvania, the shadowy figure of Dracula looms large, the dark fear of the forbidden and the threat to purity seems unstoppable.

The only thing that stands between the Count and domination is Professor Van Helsing and a small group of young men and women prepared to fight until the bitter end.

This new production comes from the acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre and visits Eastbourne as part of an extensive tour which has received 5-star reviews.

This new adaptation of the classic tale stays true to the story of the original Bram Stoker book but in a wonderfully theatrical and creative way.

Director Eliot Giuralarocca, “I was keen to draw on the wide range of theatrical forms popular at that time and put together an ensemble of strong storytellers; creative and versatile performers that could sing, move well and play an instrument. I’m excited with a fabulously talented cast and we have all the ingredients to create something exciting, memorable and thought provoking.”

This pre-cursor to the Twilight series puts the bite back into the vampire genre in a deliciously satisfying way, and with a Pay What You Can Scheme on the first night (pay whatever you want for your ticket), even if you’ve never been to the theatre before what have you got to lose?

Dracula at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Tuesday, February 18-Saturday, February 22, nightly performances 7.45pm and Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.

Tickets from £14.50 (Pay What You Can on February 18 and Under 25s £10 all performances). Book at 01323 412000 or online www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk