An imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse co-production
New Year’s Eve, 1965, London, England. Just before midnight, as revellers celebrate the beginning of another year, a young woman enters Marylebone Police Station and confesses to a brutal murder.
She claims to be Mina Harker, the last living survivor of the intrepid group that witnessed Count Dracula’s destruction 70 years before. But Mina Harker has not been seen since 1901. And if she was alive, she would be ninety years old.
As Mina confesses to events that are much more terrifying than in the original, she retells the events of Bram Stoker’s classic novel. She claims it’s the true story. The untold story. And she must tell it now, before sunrise, before it’s too late, before…
Unfolding on stage as a live graphic novel, Dracula: The Untold Story is a chilling new version of the classic gothic vampire tale that you thought you knew so well.
Using the latest digital technologies imitating the dog engage with the dark landscape of the
gothic with a renewed energy and political insight.
Fresh from their critically acclaimed adaptations of Heart of Darkness and Night of the Living Dead (TM) REMIX and 123 years after its publication, imitating the dog take Bram Stoker’s seminal gothic novel as the starting place for their radical exploration of our fascination with the
most enduring manifestation of evil in literature and cinema.
25 Sept – 9 Oct at 7.45pm
(Mat: 30 Sept & 7 Oct at 2pm and 2 & 9 Oct at 2.30pm)
Box office: 0113 213 7700 www.leedsplayhouse.org.uk
Tickets on sale: 6 May
12-16 Oct at 7.30pm
(Mat: 14 at 1.30pm & 16 at 2pm)
Tickets on sale: Early June
29 & 30 Oct at 7.30pm
(Mat: 30 at 2.30pm)
Box office: 01524 598500 (From 21 May) www.dukeslancaster.org
Tickets on sale: 29 April
Watford Palace Theatre
2-6 Nov at 7.30pm
(Mat: 4 & 6 at 2.30pm)
Tickets on sale: 11 May
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
9 & 10 Nov at 7.30pm
(Mat: 10 at 2.30pm)
Box office: 01206 573948 www.mercurytheatre.co.uk
Tickets on sale: 1 June
The Lowry, Salford
12 & 13 Nov at 8pm
(Mat: 13 at 2.30pm)
Box office: 0343 2081850
Tickets on sale: 30 April from 10am
Written and directed by Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks
Projection and Video Designs by Simon Wainwright
Design by Laura Hopkins
Lighting Design by Andrew Crofts
Original music composed by James Hamilton
Recommended Age 14+