Catch Dracula, the upcoming Liverpool Network Theatre production at the Lantern, from March 19 to 21.
The time is 1897, and when Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to conclude a land transaction with the mysterious Count Dracula he makes horrifying discoveries about the Count that threaten the safety of everyone he holds dear back in England, ultimately leading to a nightmarish struggle to survive….
This new adaptation, by Faye Christiansen, is the latest production from established community group Liverpool Network Theatre Group, which was was set up in 1984, rising out of the Merseyside Left Theatre Group. Network was set up after the closure of the Merseyside Unity Theatre, to continue its work of encouraging participation, performance and new theatrical writing in Liverpool. The company was born out of the idea of theatre as a political force, with the power to change society for the better.
Director Elaine Stewart said: “I am an avid fan of the horror genre, especially gothic horror, so I jumped at the opportunity to direct Dracula. I have always been intrigued by the themes in the novel – of science v superstition, and female sexual expression, and I want the audience to experience a visually striking gothic horror with a sexy, sensual edge to it. I have really enjoyed working with such a talented cast and production team.”
Tickets are available online or reserved by calling the Lantern on 0151 703 0000. For more information about Liverpool Network Theatre Group, visit their website, or sign up to their mail list by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.