Dracula at Greenwich Theatre

dracula“I can give you your forbidden, secret desire – the soft bitter touch of my kiss, the surrender, the chance to live and love for ever.”

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.

Adapted by John Ginman, this brilliant, theatrical treatment of Bram Stoker’s adventure blends Victorian Gothic with the contemporary, complete with specially commissioned live music, powerful ensemble performances and innovative design.

“A production that really should be seen” – whatsonstage.com
“Wickedly innovative” – Reading Post
“Frighteningly credible” – The Stage

Based on the book by: Bram Stoker and adapted from the novel by John Ginman
Performance time: Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Wed mat 1pm; Sat mat 2.30pm
Performance date: Tue 18 – Sat 22 March 2014
Ticket prices: £18.50 Concessions £16 (£17.50 & £15 tickets plus £1 booking fee)
Children: suitable for ages 13+


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by GreenwichMum on
Chillingly Good!

I must admit it felt a bit weird going off to see Dracula in Spring - but like all good literature all good theatre never has a expiration date. I wasn't disappointed.

The Victorian gothic was spot on and the ensemble performances powerful and at times darkly comic. The familiar characters, although still very period were given a good contemporary twist.

The biggest of all being the bright red hair of Dracula himself. (As one myself, I do wonder - why is it always a Redhead!!) Who it should be noted played both Van Helsing and the main man very well, slipping easily from scene to scene.

At nearly 2 hours long I found my attention held, the whole performance is extremely credible - given that we are now used to vampires who sparkle in the sun!

Thoroughly enjoyable and a very different way to spend a Tuesday evening!

We give it 4 stars.