Leeds Playhouse and imitating the dog have announced the casting for their premiere of Dracula: The Untold Story.
It’s a typically radical new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror novel told from the perspective of Mina Harker, the novel’s heroine.
Leona Allen will play Mina Harker joined by Matt Prendergast and Adela Rajnović who play all the other roles.
Just before midnight on New Year’s Eve in 1965, as revellers in London 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 this is a chilling new version of the classic gothic vampire tale.
imitating the dog have been making ground-breaking work for theatres and other spaces for 23 years. Their work, which fuses live performance with digital technology, has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people in venues and at outdoor festivals and events around the world.
Written and directed by imitating the dog’s co-artistic directors Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks, Dracula: The Untold Story will premiere at Leeds Playhouse from 25th September to 9th October before heading out on tour.
Dracula: The Untold Story plays 25th September – 9th October in the Courtyard Theatre.
Book online at www.leedsplayhouse.org.uk or via the box office on 0113 213 7700.