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Dracula: The Untold Story

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.

UK Theatre Award Winner – Best Design for Simon Wainwright & Laura Hopkins


Recommended Age 14+


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Leeds Playhouse

25 Sep - 9 Oct 2021 at 7.45pm

Mat: 30 Sep & 7 Oct at 2pm and 2 & 9 Oct at 2.30pm

Box office: 0113 213 7700

Tickets on sale: NOW

Liverpool Playhouse

12 - 16 Oct 2021 at 7.45pm

Mat: 14 at 1.30pm & 16 at 2pm

Box office:

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Derby Theatre

19 - 23 Oct 2021 at 7.30pm

Evenings at 7.30pm & Wed 20th & Sat 23rd at 2.30pm

Box office: 01332 593939

Tickets on sale: 6 Aug

Dukes Lancaster

29 - 30 Oct 2021 at 7.30pm

Mat: 30 at 2.30pm

Box office: 01524 598500

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Watford Palace Theatre

2 - 6 Nov 2021 at 7.30pm

Mat: 4 & 6 at 2.30pm

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Mercury Theatre, Colchester

9 - 10 Nov 2021 at 7.30pm

Mat: 10 at 2.30pm

Box office: 01206 573948

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The Lowry, Salford

12 - 13 Nov 2021 at 8pm

Mat: 13 at 2.30pm

Box office: 0343 2081850

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Theater Winterthur, Switzerland

23 Nov 2021 at 7.30pm

Box office: +41 (0)52 267 50 22

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Stadttheater Schaffhausen, Switzerland

25th Nov 2021 at 7.30pm

Box office: +41 (0) 52 625 05 55

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5 stars
“a wild gothic thrill ride"
“imitating the dog’s inventive blend of live theatre and tech is bursting with life”
“exquisitely crafted”
“the performances are impeccable”
“the fusion of live action and video technology is breathtakingly inventive”
4 stars
“a compelling piece of theatre"
“highly impressive”
5 stars
“innovative, spectacular, experimental and totally unpredictable ”
5 stars


  • 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
  • Models and Animation by Matthew Tully
  • Rory Howson – Sound Designer & Operator
  • Denise Body – Stage Manager
  • David Callanan – Associate Video Designer
  • Richard Herrick - Production Manager
  • Steve Jackson – Video Engineer
  • Alan Cox – Video Systems Advisor
  • Duncan Clarke PR – Tour PR Manager
  • Ed Waring – Production Photographer
  • Henrietta Duckworth – Tour Consultant
  • Sodium Films (Phil Barber, Tom Box, Denmarc Creary, Oli Jameson) – Production Filming
  • Kirsty Blades - Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Tricia Coleman - Producing Support
  • Hannah Shreeves - Captions
  • Simon Fletcher - Sound Programming & Operations Technician
  • Nicole Raymond (NikNak) - Trainee Sound Designer
  • Leeds Playhouse - Scenic Workshops Set Construction & Scenic Art
  • Julie Brown Executive Director ITD
  • Laurence Young – Learning & Access Officer, ITD
  • Morven Macbeth - Associate Practitioner & Company Producer, ITD


  • Riana Duce
  • Matt Prendergast
  • Adela Rajnović

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