imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse have announced full casting of Dracula: The Untold Story.
The radical new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror novel is being told from the perspective of Mina Harker, the novel’s heroine.
Dracula: The Untold Story cast will feature Leona Allen (Holes, UK tour and The Meeting, Chichester Festival Theatre) as Mina Harker and Matt Prendergast (Night of The Living Dead™ – Remix and The Train, imitating the dog) and Adela Rajnović (Who They Were, Etcetera Theatre and Night of The Living Dead™ – Remix, imitating the dog) playing all the other roles.
I haven’t seen any of the cast before, though their impressive acting credits speak for themselves! For imitating the dog to invite two of the cast members from past productions to star in this one shows how immensely talented they must be.
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, written and directed by Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks, is a chilling new version of the classic gothic vampire tale.
It will premiere at Leeds Playhouse from 25th September – 9th October. Don’t miss it, I for one can’t wait.