A rarely-performed John Godber adaptation of the story of Dracula is coming to the Liverpool stage.
A new production at Hope University’s Capstone theatre, it is a new direction for Rock the Boat, the institute’s own in-house performance company. Formed in 2010, it has produced a series of successful concerts at The Capstone Theatre, and now it is venturing into the world of theatre.
True to Stoker’s original novel, Dracula is a fast-moving multi-layered masterpiece of fear. As a sudden and mysterious storm whips the coast of England, a young woman sleepwalks along the edge of a cliff. In the teeth of the gale, a ship crashes through the harbour entrance, abandoned except for an immense dog and fifty boxes of grave dust. The Transylvanian Count Dracula has arrived in England….
Immortal only as long as he is able to drink the blood of the living, he pursues his victims with brutally devastating effect. From the remote wilderness of Yorkshire to a vast ruinedcastle near to London whose windows omit no light, the race to end Dracula’s lustful power isunderway, if only there is still time…
Rock the Boat Productions was formed to give the students of Liverpool Hope a chance to perform on the biggest stages in Liverpool and to work with professionals in the industry. All the actors and crew are students, graduates or work for the university. Director Andrew Cooper graduated in July 2010 and is now studying his Masters there.
Dracula runs from Thursday February 9 to Saturday February 12. Tickets are £10 (£8 concession), from the box Office on 0151 709 3789, in person at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Box Office, Hope Street, or on-line at www.thecapstonetheatre.com.