Dracula (2013/2014)

Dracula (2013/2014)

"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.

Fri 26th – Sat 27th September 2014
The Merlin Theatre, Frome
www.merlintheatre.co.uk
Box Office: 01373 465 949

Wed 1st - Sat 4th October 2014
Bristol Old Vic
www.bristololdvic.org.uk
Box Office: 0117 987 7877

Tue 7th October 2014
Buxton Opera House
www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
Box Office: 0845 1272 190

Fri 10th - Sat 11th October 2014
Contact, Manchester
www.contactmcr.com
Box Office: 0161 274 0600

Wed 15th - Sat 18th October 2014
DanceXchange, Birmingham Hippodrome
www.dancexchange.org.uk
Box Office: 0844 338 5000

Tue 21st - Wed 22nd October 2014
Curve Theatre, Leicester
www.curveonline.co.uk
Box Office: 0116 242 3595

Sat 25th October 2014 Sadwrn 25
The Ffwrnes, Llanelli
www.theatrausirgar.co.uk/en
Box Office: 0845 226 3510

Thu 30th October - Sat 1st November 2014
Tramway, Glasgow
www.tramway.org
Box Office: 085 330 3501

Sat 8th November 2014 Sadwrn 8
Galeri, Caernarfon
www.galericaernarfon.com
Box Office: 01286 685 222

Tue 11th November 2014 Mawrth 11
Canolfan y Celfyddydau
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk
Box Office: 01970 623 232

Fri 14th November - Sat 15th November 2014
Salisbury Playhouse
www.salisburyplayhouse.com
Box Office: 01722 320 333

Tue 18th November 2014
Lighthouse, Poole
www.lighthousepoole.co.uk
Box Office: 0844 406 8666

Sat 22nd November 2014
DanceEast, Jerwood Dance house, Ipswich
www.danceeast.co.uk
Box Office: 01473 295 230

Tue 25th November - Wed 26th November 2014
ArtsDepot, London
www.artsdepot.co.uk
Box Office: 0208 369 5454

Tues 2nd December - Thu 4th December 2014
The Old Market, Brighton
www.theoldmarket.com
Box Office: 01273 201 801

**** “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
Full review

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

**** “Mark Bruce’s adaptation of Dracula is an exemplary piece of dance theatre: imaginatively staged and briskly told.” The Sunday Telegraph

***** “Mark Bruce has directed and choreographed an eerie, atmospheric and virtually flawless dance adaptation of Dracula that combines savagery, melancholy and terrific athleticism…Give blood for a ticket.” The Express
Full review

**** ” it’s entertaining, atmospheric and, thankfully, a long way from ‘Twilight’ territory.” Time Out
Full review

**** “This Dracula comes from vampire roots but it pulses with universal human emotions.” The Metro
Full review

“Goddard exactly catches the Count’s predatory nature, as well as the parallel nerves and doubts that accompanying his blood-sucking ventures.” The Stage
Click here to read the full review

***** “Dracula succeeds on every level. A testament to great adaptation, economical storytelling, visually stunning and a truly gripping evening of theatre.” What’s On Stage
Click here to read the full review

“a volcanic title performance by Jonathan Goddard. This supreme dance artist hits all the right accents through a tour de force of the myriad complexities of his character.” Dance Tabs
Click here to read the full review

Click on the links for full reviews:

***** Remote Goat

**** The Public Reviews

London Dance

The Arts Desk

Critical Dance

The Mature Times

Guide to Bristol

Theatre Wales

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