The critically-acclaimed and gripping gothic horror story Dracula swoops into Geelong from May 18-20 as part of GPAC’s 2017 Deakin University Theatre Season.
Created and adapted by one of Australia’s leading, multi-award winning companies shake & stir theatre co, this new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s twisted tale is every bit as tortured as the charismatic novel.
Dracula tells the story of young lawyer Jonathan Harker as he visits Castle Dracula deep within the Carpathian mountains, he's not expecting the hospitality he receives from his mysterious host. Alone and trapped within the castle walls, Jonathan discovers that Dracula wants more than his presence at the dinner table - he might also be the main course. Leaving Jonathan for dead and his castle behind, Dracula travels to London on a quest for seduction, true love and above all - blood.
Directed by the award-winning Michael Futcher and adapted by shake & stir’s Artistic Directors Nelle Lee and Nick Skubij, this twisted tale features a stellar cast including fellow Artistic Director Ross Balbuziente, Michael Wahr (Othello, Hamlet), Adele Querol (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) and David Whitney (My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof,1984,Rock of Ages).
shake & stir theatre co is well known to Geelong theatre audiences following its previous highly acclaimed productions including 1984 and Wuthering Heights.
The 2015 premiere season of the work garnered stellar 5-star reviews and attracted 5 Matilda Award (QLD Theatre) nominations including Best Mainstage Production.
“…a thrilling adventure that drags you in to its dark world and doesn't let go until the final bolt of lightning strikes.” Australian Stage.
"★★★★★ The atmosphere in the theatre was electric. The audience was in the palm of the ensemble’s able hands, and rose to a unanimous standing ovation at the play’s conclusion.” ArtsHub
Dracula is the second production in GPAC’s 2017 Deakin University Theatre Season.Tickets are $58 or less. For details and bookings go to gpac.org.au/2017