Victorian classic Dracula at Wellingborough’s Castle

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A classic Victorian thriller will be given a new lease of life when Dracula is taken to The Castle theatre in Wellingborough on Wednesday.

Performed by Berkshire-based Blackeyed Theatre Company, Bram Stoker’s story has been adapted for the stage by John Ginman, blending the gothic and the contemporary.

As Dracula’s shadow looms large over England, a small group of young men and women, led by Professor Van Helsing, are locked in a struggle for survival where only the fittest will survive.

Director Eliot Giuralarocca said: “I was really keen to draw on the wide range of theatrical forms that were popular at that time and I wanted to put together an ensemble of strong storytellers; creative and versatile performers that could sing, move well and play an instrument.

“I’m really excited with the team we have in place. It’s a fabulously talented cast, with a muscular new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel by John Ginman and original music by Ron McAliister. I’m hoping we’ll give the audiences something that they can really get their teeth into.”

Tickets cost £15 or £13. Ring the box office on 01933 270007 or visit www.thecastle.org.uk. The show will start at 7.30pm. Suitable for ages 13 and upwards.