Sink your teeth into another bloody classic at Civic Theatre Newcastle

27 Feb 2017

Sharpen your fangs and get ready for a night of true gothic horror, as the multi-award winning shake & stir theatre co promises a bloody good time at the Civic Theatre Newcastle in March.
 
From the company that brought 1984 and Animal Farm to Newcastle, comes this gripping, critically-acclaimed stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 horror classic Dracula, which vows to be every bit as tortured and twisted as the novel.
 
The show will be on for just two performances, Friday 17 March at 11am and 8pm. Tickets available through Ticketek

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 When young lawyer Jonathan Harker visits Castle Dracula deep within the Carpathian Mountains, he's not expecting the strange hospitality he receives from his mysterious host. Alone and trapped within the castle walls, Jonathan discovers that Dracula wants more than his presence at the dinner table - he might also be the main course. Leaving Jonathan for dead and his castle behind, Dracula travels to London on a quest for seduction, true love and above all, blood.
 
Directed by the award winning Michael Futcher and adapted by shake & stir’s Artistic
Directors Nelle Lee and Nick Skubij, this twisted tale features a stellar cast including fellow
Artistic Director Ross Balbuziente, Tim Dashwood (The Graduate, Animal Farm), Ashlee
Lollback (INXS Never Tear Us Apart, Pale Blue Dot), and David Whitney (1984, Rock of
Ages, Cyrano De Bergerac).
 
“Vampire fiction just won’t die – it is un-dead," said co-adaptor Nick Skubj. "Enjoying a major resurrection with the wildly popular Twilight motion pictures, television series True Blood, The Originals and The Vampire Diaries there is no doubt that audiences today are as intrigued by all things macabre as their 19th century counterparts."
 
“We look forward to plunging into the darkest recesses of our imagination and are excited
about experimenting with some ultra-theatricality to achieve the mind-boggling, head-twisting,
blood-spurting moments so vividly described in the novel,” Skubij adds.
 
DRACULA by Bram Stoker
VENUE:         Civic Theatre Newcastle
DATES:         Sat 17 March, 11am and 8pm
 
DURATION:  100 mins, no interval
NOTE:  Simulated violence, sexual and supernatural themes, haze and strobe lighting
 
Director:  Michael Futcher
Adaptors: Nelle Lee and Nick Skubij
Costume Designer: Leigh Buchanan
Set Designer: Josh Mcintosh
Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright
Sound Designer: Guy Webster

FeaturingRoss Balbuziente, Tim Dashwood, Nelle Lee, Ashlee Lollback, Nick Skubij and David Whitney
 
Created and adapted by shake & stir theatre co.
 
Brought to Newcastle by our local sponsor McCabes Lawyers.