imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse are teaming up again to bring Dracula: The Untold Story to the stage. The companies brought us a unique stage recreation of George A. Romero’s classic 1968 zombie movie – Night of The Living Dead™ – Remix, so we can certainly expect this latest offering is going to be a radical retelling!
The new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula will be told from the perspective of the novel’s heroine Mina Harker. Just before midnight on New Year’s Eve in London,
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 brought about Count Dracula’s destruction some 70 years before. But Mina Harker has not been seen since 1901. And if she were alive, she would be ninety years old.
Unfolding on stage as a live graphic novel and using the latest digital technologies imitating the dog are known for, Dracula: The Untold Story is a chilling new version of the classic gothic vampire tale that you thought you knew so well. It will certainly be different, and I’m looking forward to seeing the adaptation!
It has been written and directed by Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks, with original music composed by James Hamilton.
Andrew Quick, Co-Director and Artistic Director of imitating the dog said: “It’s extremely exciting to be working on this new adaptation of Dracula. We are doing something quite different with the story, coming at it afresh. We have great respect for Bram Stoker’s original storyline, and we do revisit it a lot in our production. But I think this version is relevant to our times and we cannot wait to be in front of audiences again. It’s been too long.”
Dracula: The Untold Story is coming to Leeds Playhouse from 25th September to 9th October before heading off on tour until 13th November.
Casting is soon to be announced, so watch this space! For further information on the tour visit www.imitatingthedog.co.uk