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Now on Stage


by Bram Stoker

Adapted by Stephen Dietz

Directed by Michael Heming

Season: 22nd October - 3rd December 2016
Preview night 21st October
Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

A mysterious and exotic European Count hires a young English solicitor to facilitate his migration to England. However, after trapping the solicitor in his Transylvanian castle and murdering the crew of the English-bound ship, it becomes apparent that the Count is in fact an ancient horror about to unleash on the unsuspecting people of London. Thus begins a series of strange and deadly events leading to a desperate struggle against a creature intent on corrupting the souls of the solicitor's fiancée and closest friends.

Since its original publication in 1897, Dracula has epitomised the Horror genre and popularised the vampire legend, spawning countless spin-offs and reimaginings over the last 120-odd years. Like many Victorian classics, Dracula explores the clash between science and the supernatural, civilized society and the primal. The fear of the exotic and unknown; unspeakable evil hidden behind a cultured human visage; primal passions; the corruption of the soul; 'morality' (particularly the expectations placed on women); and courage against a seemingly unbeatable foe are all strong themes within this play.

DirectorMichael Heming
Assistant DirectorShane Bates
Set DesignMartin Searles
Costume DesignPheonuh Callan
Lighting DesignLiam O'Keefe
Sound DesignMichael Schell

Stage ManagerMacushla McGown
Assistant Stage ManagerTim Swinn
Sound & Lighting OperationDereck Cameron
Carlin Hurdis

Lucy WestenraMadeleine Boyle
Wilhelmina 'Mina' MurrayCassady Maddox
Jonathan HarkerDimitri Armatas
John SewardNathan Bennett
RenfieldCormac James
Abraham Van HelsingPaul Murton
Count Dracula Daniel D'Amico
Attendant / VixenAntoinette Grey
Attendant / Maid / VixenEleni Pyretzis
AttendantTim Swinn

By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd