Sure, you know Dracula. But what do you actually know? If we brass-tacks this, you’ve got a deathly pale, rake-thin Eastern European guy with a black cloak, high collar, high cheekbones and low voice. “I vont to suck your blooood.”
So, next to nothing, in other words.
If you want to change that, this is where you start. Shake and Stir have been cranking out literary adaptations for a decade now. Past productions include 1984, Animal Farm, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Endgame.Last year they tackled Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte’s unsettling, romance-y trek over the English moors. Mr Stoker, one imagines, is in very good hands.
When Jonathan Harkness, an up-and-coming lawyer pays a visit to Castle Dracula, he is intrigued by his host, an odd gentleman with a rather macabre fascination for… well, you know the rest.
But you don’t, do you? Book a ticket here.
Image: Dylan Evans.