When: 2nd February – 3rd March 2019
Where: The London Library, 14 St James Square, London SW1Y 4LG
£: Tickets cost £32 or £28 for London Library Members (Suitable for ages 13+ years)
What is it?
A new adaptation of Dracula will premiere at the historic London Library this February; the venue where Bram Stoker spent seven years researching his gothic masterpiece and creating one of fiction’s most enduring characters.
This atmospheric site-specific production, by Oxford-based Creation Theatre, transports the narrative to the 1950s; set amongst the emotional and social restrictions of the era. We meet a young couple reeling from their encounters with the demon Count. Jonathan struggles with his role as husband and protector, while Mina rails against the limitations placed on her as an intelligent woman.
Innovative audio-visual design will convey the sense of dread induced by the unseen vampire presence. The staging will take place in the Reading Room of The London Library; a macabre significance following the recent discovery that numerous books still on the Library’s shelves are the original copies that Bram Stoker used to create his masterpiece.
Creation Theatre, Oxford’s largest producing theatre, has for the last 22 years established a growing reputation for their innovative theatrical adaptations of famous books, with performances taking place in dramatic and unexpected locations.