06 March 2020
Friday 06 March 2020
The Curtain Theatre
47 Milkstone Road
Over 100 years since Bram Stoker’s immortal, bloodcurdling novel was published, a new, affectionate lampooning of the Gothic classic is set to delight audiences as it embarks on a nationwide tour.
Riding on the success of recent smash-hits 'Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show' and 'Steptoe and Son', this new comedy from Hambledon Productions reimagines Stoker’s 1897 masterpiece, with high comedy, physical humour and clever wordplay.
John Hewer, who wrote the script and performs an impeccable feat by bringing an impressive 18 characters to life, is behind the production. He said: “I grew up appreciating comedians and comedy actors from a bygone era, the likes of Tommy Cooper, Ronnie Barker and Morecambe and Wise. None of them, however, tackled Dracula to any great length. I consider it a subject ripe for ribbing.
"Stoker’s novel is still terrifying, still gripping, whereas the various permutations in film, stage and television, largely, haven’t aged as well. Comedy and horror are much of the same; both thrive on surprise elements, mistaken identity, chases and near-death-experiences. I’ve so enjoyed sending up the genre and Victoriana, but have painstakingly (pun intended) stuck close to the original story and Stoker’s iconic characters.”
Tickets for this production are available from the link below or by contacting The Curtain Theatre.
Entry fee: Tickets £10
Contact: Lynn Sheerin
01706 642 008
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