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Dracula: The Untold Story

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 1 hr 50 (inc. interval)
  • Age Guidance: 14+
  • Triggers & Advisories: Click here for details.
    Triggers & Advisories

    Performance includes flashing imagery and lighting effects, sudden loud noises, including recorded gunshots and simulated smoking.
    There will be scary horror scenes, including moments and images of violence.

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More Information on Dracula: The Untold Story

New Year’s Eve, 1965, London, England.

Just before midnight, as revellers celebrate the beginning of another year, a young woman enters Marylebone Police Station and confesses to a brutal murder.  

She claims to be Mina Harker, the last living survivor of the intrepid group that witnessed Count Dracula’s destruction 70 years before. But Mina Harker has not been seen since 1901.  And if she was alive, she would be ninety years old.

As Mina confesses to events that are much more terrifying than in the original, she retells the events of Bram Stoker’s classic novel. She claims it’s the true story. The untold story. And she must tell it now, before sunrise, before it’s too late, before… 

Unfolding on stage as a live graphic novel, Dracula: The Untold Story is a chilling new version of the classic gothic vampire tale that you thought you knew so well.

Using the latest digital technologies imitating the dog engage with the dark landscape of the gothic with a renewed energy and political insight.   

Fresh from their critically acclaimed adaptations of Heart of Darkness and Night of the Living DeadTM – Remix and 123 years after its publication, imitating the dog take Bram Stoker’s seminal gothic novel as the starting place for their radical exploration of our fascination with the most enduring manifestation of evil in literature and cinema.

A Leeds Playhouse and imitating the dog co-production.

 

DOWNLOAD the Dracula: The untold Story programme

Cast & Credits

Director Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks / Set & Costume Designer Laura Hopkins /

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    Riana Duce
    as Mina Harker
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    Matt Prendergast
    as Multiple Characters
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    Adela Rajnovic
    as Multiple Characters

Reviews

“ artistically and technically borders on brilliance”

- Yorkshire Post
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“ dazzlingly original”

- The Stage
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“ a wild gothic thrill ride”

- The Guardian
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“ a compelling piece of theatre”

- What's On Stage
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“ genuinely thrilling and hugely impressive”

- British Theatre Guide

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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Socially Distanced

A guaranteed socially distanced performance provides seating with additional space between bubbles to allow appropriate social distancing.

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*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

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  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Socially Distanced - Socially Distanced
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