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“Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.”

Jonathan Goddard plays the infamous Vampire Count, whose sinister and ruthless ambitions challenge the very fabric of Victorian society. As his victims and opponents rally against him they must face the darkness and savagery within themselves.

Bruce’s company of ten exceptional dancers bring Bram Stoker’s haunting, erotic tale to life in a heart wrenching and magical dance theatre production. With an eclectic mix of music from Bach and Mozart to Ligeti and Fred Frith, Bruce explores choreographic styles ranging from the subtlety of classical etiquette to visceral contemporary dance.

Dracula is lit by Guy Hoare, designed by Phil Eddolls with costumes by Dorothee Brodrueck and puppets and masks by Pickled Image.

**** “I’d be surprised if I saw a more entertaining piece of dance theatre this year. Kill for a ticket.” The Observer

**** “Bruce and his extraordinarily gifted dancers navigate Bram Stoker’s hellish narrative with near-hallucinatory dexterity… it raises the bar of dance theatre very high.” The Guardian

**** “‘This take on popular culture’s most famous bloodsucker is a class act.” The Times

Click here to read the reviews

Click here to watch the production trailer

Click here to find out more about the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award

Merlin Theatre | Frome

Fri 26 – Sat 27 September
01373 465949

Bristol Old Vic

Wed 1 – Sat 4 October
0117 9877877

Buxton Opera House

Tue 7 October
0845 1272190

Contact | Manchester

Fri 10 – Sat 11 October
0161 2740600

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 15 – Sat 18 October

Curve Theatre | Leicester

Tue 21 – Wed 22 October
0116 2423595

Y Ffwrnes | Llanelli

Sat 25 October
0845 2263510 

Tramway | Glasgow

Thu 30 October – Sat 1 November
0845 3303501

Galeri | Caernarfon

Sat 8 November

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Tue 11 November
01970 623232

Salisbury Playhouse

Fri 14 – Sat 15 November
01722 320333

Lighthouse | Poole

Tue 18 November
0844 406 8666 

Dance East | Ipswich

Sat 22 Nov
01473 295 230

artsdepot | London

Tue 25 – Wed 26 Nov
0208 369 5454 

The Old Market | Brighton

Tue 2 – Thu 4 Dec
01273 201 801

Produced by Tobacco Factory Theatres in association
Wilton’s Music Hall

Commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West

Supported by Arts Council England and the National Lottery

Also a massive thank you to all who supported the show through Kickstarter:

Ali Roberston, Ben Frith,  Ben & Jo Williams, Celia Widdowson, Christopher Bruce, Dave Morgan, Elizabeth Mischler, Emma, Francesca Sharvall, Gemma Brooks, George and Wendy Acheson, Green Munky Garmz, Helen Arcoleo, Jeremy Newton, John and Sally Sanderson, Katy Noakes, Kirsten Riley, Kirsty Forsberg, Luca Guglielmi, Melanie Zaalof, Mira Therese Sandaaker, Mrs Jennifer Hoppen, Nadia Cameron-Blakely, Neil Howlett, Nick Herrtage, Nikhil Adwalpalkar, Rachel Lawson, Scionofnyarlathotep, Shirin Foroutan, Stephanie Bezzant, Stephen Dempster, Stephen Riley, Suzanne Darley, Theresa Snooks, Valeria Potter, Vanessa Zaalof.