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Dracula – Shake & Stir Theatre Co

Sink your teeth into some bloody good theatre.
By Sarah Ward
August 14, 2017
By Sarah Ward
August 14, 2017

Theatre fans, the latest production to return to Brisbane has more than a little bite. The creative folks at shake & stir theatre co are sinking their teeth into a certain gothic literature classic, complete with fangs, blood, lust and the v word. Yes, we mean vampires.

For those who don't know the Dracula story, there's more to the tale than drinking from people's necks. Young lawyer Jonathan Harker journeys to the Carpathian Mountains for a job, and proves quite surprised by his mysterious client. Then there's Jonathan's fiancée, Mina, whom the Count becomes quite taken with through a photo. Leaving Jonathan alone in his creepy castle, Dracula heads to London seeking love and seduction.

Resurrected like the undead that walks it stage, this bloody good production takes Bram Stoker's twisted tale and turns it into a gripping and gory modern-day piece. Yes, Dracula promises to be better than the last serious film version back in 1992. No, it doesn't feature Keanu.

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