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Sink Your Teeth into Dracula at the Laycock Street Community Theatre

Mar 17, 2017

Sharpen your fangs, the critically acclaimed production Dracula is swooping into Laycock Street.

Bram Stoker’s gothic masterpiece will be at the Laycock Street Community Theatre on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 March for a strictly limited season.

Created and adapted by one of Australia’s leading contemporary theatre companies shake & stir theatre co, this adaptation has already garnered stellar 5-star reviews and attracted five Matilda Award (Queensland Theatre) nominations including Best Mainstage Production.

Group Leader of Connected Communities, Ms Julie Vaughan, said the new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror-classic promised to be every bit as tortured and charismatic as the novel.

“This is a great opportunity to sink your teeth into what is an amazing story,” said Ms Vaughn.

shake & stir theatre co are one of the country’s leading theatre companies and we have proudly presented their previous touring productions of 1984, Wuthering Heights and Animal Farm.

“It’s wonderful to host them once again at the Laycock Street Community Theatre in what will no doubt be a fantastic adaptation of this classic story.”

Dracula tells the story of young lawyer Jonathan Harker as he visits Castle Dracula in the Carpathian Mountains. He quickly discovers that his host, Dracula wants more than just his presence at the dinner table; he might also be the main course. Leaving Jonathan for dead, Dracula travels to London on a quest for seduction, true love and blood.

Dracula runs for 100 minutes (no interval) and is suitable for students from Year 10 and above. The show features simulated violence, sexual and supernatural themes, haze and strobe lighting.

For more information or to purchase tickets call 4323 3233 or visit gosford.nsw.gov.au/theatres

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