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
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.