Sat20Nov2021Sat27Nov20217.45 pm (only 2.30 pm Sunday matinee)Chesil Theatre, Winchester, SO23 0HU
DRACULA WILL FASCINATE AUDIENCES AT THE CHESIL THEATRE
As the evenings darken, so will the atmosphere in Winchester’s Chesil Theatre when Bram Stoker’s gothic villain Dracula engulfs the stage in a fascinating modern adaptation by poet/playwright Liz Lochhead.
It’s the close of the nineteenth century and a freak storm brings more than bad weather to the cosy Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby. The most famous vampire of them all, Count Dracula, has arrived. His interest immediately alights on the Westerman sisters, enjoying a quiet holiday. Mina, an intelligent young woman, engaged to be married, conforms to the requirements of Victorian society but Lucy, the younger, is altogether different. Vivacious and bold, she strains at the leash, pushing barriers dangerously wide. Dracula is sophisticated and charming. Will Lucy be tempted to invite him in? There is only one experienced vampire slayer who might intervene, Professor Van Helsing, and he is determined to pursue the cause to its end.
Dracula is an intriguing, fast-moving story running at the Chesil Theatre from 20 - 27 November 2021 at 7.45pm, with a matinee on Sunday 21 November at 2.30pm (no evening performance). The Sunday matinee and Monday performances are socially distanced with only 22 seats. For the remaining performances the seating capacity has been reduced to 61.
Tickets: £12 (Students/U18s £10) are now available from www.chesiltheatre.org.uk (online booking fees apply).