Winner of the South Bank Sky Arts Award 2014 & National Dance Awards for Best Independent Company 2015

    Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave some of the happiness you bring.

    Johnathan 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 must bring Bram Stoker’s haunting, erotic tale to life in a heart wrenching and magical dance theatre production. With music from Bach and Mozart to Ligeti and Fred Firth, Bruce explores choreographic styles ranging from the subtlety of classical etiquette to visceral contemporary dance.

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    RUNNING TIME 2hr 15min (inc. interval)
    ORIGINAL VENUE Factory Theatre

    Cast & Creative

    Creative team

    Director & Choreographer – Mark Bruce
    Set Designer – Phil Eddolls
    Lighting Designer – Guy Hoare
    Costume Designer – Dorothee Brodruck
    Costume Maker – Bianca Ward
    Puppetry & Masks – Pickled Image
    Sound Designer – Chris Samuels
    Dramaturg – Lynda Radley
    Fight Co-ordinator – Peter Clifford

    original cast

    Dracula – Johnathan Goddard
    Mina Harker – Eleanor Duval
    Jonathan Harker – Cris Tandy
    Lucy Westerna – Kristin McGuire
    Doctor – Wayne Parsons
    Priest – Jordi Calpe Serrats
    Lord – Alan Vincent
    Vampire Brides – Cree Barnett Williams, Nicole Guarino & Hannah Kidd

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    2014 tour cast

    Dracula – Johnathan Goddard
    Mina Harker – Eleanor Duval
    Jonathan Harker – Wayne Parsons
    Lucy Westerna – Kristin McGuire
    Doctor – Jordi Calpe Serrats
    Priest – Joe Walking
    Lord – Nicholas Cass-Beggs
    Vampire Brides – Nicole Guarino, Hannah Kidd & Grace Jabbari

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    I’d be surprised if I saw a more entertaining piece of dance theatre this year. Kill for a ticket

    The Observer – Four stars

    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 – Four stars

    This take on popular culture’s most famous bloodsucker is a class act

    The Times – Four stars

    Mark Bruce’s adaptation of Dracula is an exemplary piece of dance theatre: imaginatively staged and briskly told

    The Sunday Telegraph – Four stars

    This Dracula comes from vampire roots but it pulses with universal human emotions

    Metro – Four stars