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Dracula - Jack Studio Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ARROWS & Traps Theatre is presenting Ross McGregor’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula at the Jack Studio Theatre – from Tuesday, October 9 to Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Listen to the children of the night. What sweet music they make.

Immortal only as long as he is able to drink the blood of the living, Count Dracula has come to London. Setting his sights on Mina Murray, he embarks on a blood-fuelled path of seduction and devastation. As Mina begins to hear the music of the night, her fiancé Jonathan Harker and Professor Van Helsing must race to defeat Dracula, before it is too late.

This brand-new stage adaptation based on Bram Stoker’s monumental, genre-defining Gothic horror classic is brought to irresistible life as a spine-chilling masterpiece of fear.

Eight-time Off West End Award Nominated Arrows & Traps Theatre return to the Jack Studio Theatre this Halloween after their sold-out run of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein last year, and their critically-acclaimed recent production of The White Rose.

The cast includes Cornelia Baumann (as Renfield), Oliver Brassell (Arthur Holmwood), Lucy Ioannou (Lucy Westenra), Conor Moss (Jonathan Harker), Alex Stevens (Jack Seward), Christopher Tester (Dracula), Beatrice Vincent (Mina Murray) and Andrew Wickes (Abraham Van Helsing).

Dracula is directed by Ross McGregor and has set design by Francine Huin-Wah, with costume design by Odin Corie, movement direction by Will Pinchin, choreography by Roman Berry, fight direction by Yarit Dor, lighting design by Ben Jacobs and sound design by Alistair Lax.

Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker was born November 8, 1847 in Dublin, Ireland. He was a sickly child and spent the first seven years of his life in bed being told horror stories by his mother. He entered Trinity College Dublin in 1864 and also worked as a civil servant, journalist and theatre critic. In 1878, against his family’s wishes, Stoker moved to London and took a position as actor-manager with Henry Irving’s Lyceum Theatre. Despite Dracula being his best-known work, he wrote 18 novels during his life, and continued to write until his death in 1912, due to exhaustion.

NB: Dracula contains violence, horror and scenes of a sexual nature and is therefore suitable for ages 16+.

Tickets: £16, £13 concessions – available from the box office on 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 fee for phone bookings only) or online at brockleyjack.co.uk/.

Time: 7.30pm.

Harold Brighouse’s immortal Lancashire comedy Hobson’s Choice continues at the Jack Studio Theatre until September 15. It will be followed – from September 19 to October 6, 2018 – by Nicola McCartney’s Lifeboat.