Chance to see Dracula in the open air


Outdoor theatre-goers would be well advised to pack some garlic in their picnics when they visit Sywell Country Park next week to see the latest production of Dracula.

Heartbreak Productions will be presenting a new adaptation of the Bram Stoker classic, which has been promoted as a “potent and passion-filled drama”.

The story follows the heroine, Lucy, as she tries to resist the intoxicating onslaught of Count Dracula.

Dr Van Helsing tries to save her but fails as his accomplices wreak havoc in their dramatic chase back to Transylvania to rid the world of Dracula.

The Heartbreak company promises erotic chills and scares a-plenty, as a team of Victorian undertakers take audiences on a journey from Transylvanian castles to Whitby Abbey, via the morgues and asylums of London.

A spokeswoman said: “Come and see the original and best Gothic novel, a story that has inspired a million spin-offs, including Buffy and Twilight.”

The play will start at 7.30pm on Sunday, August 11. Tickets cost £12 for adults and £8 for children and concessions. See www.