Dracula (1984-1985)

Mile End Road
22 Nov 1984 - 11 Jan 1986
Dracula Flyer- 1984 (Front) Dracula Flyer- 1984 (Front)

The year is 1880, the place is Transylvania… Just down the road from Castle Dracula, newly weds Jonathan and his young bride Lucie Harker, are honeymooning at a fully-modernised Transylvanian holiday dwelling just down the road from Castle Dracula.

However the conjugal bliss is disturbed by an invasive and every more sinister succession of bats, wolves, mysterious illnesses, mirrors without reflection and locals breathing the pungent smell of garlic…

Chris Bond’s adaptation of Dracula (previously performed with huge sucess at Bristol and Liverpool) abounds with special effects and twists of plot in a fast-moving, chilling and hilarious show for Christmas.

Originally performed as the Christmas show in 1984, with Daniel Day-Lewis as Count Dracula and Peter Capaldi as Jonathan Harker, it was such a huge success that it was performed again in 1985, with a different cast.


Production photos 1984

Cast List

  • Peter Capaldi Jonathan Harker
  • Daniel Day-Lewis Count Dracula
  • Victoria Hardcastle Dr Tanya Van Helsing
  • Judy Holt Lucie Harker
  • Richard Ireson Crebbs

Creative Team

  • Chris Bond Director
  • Albert Wickmann Assistant Director
  • Billy Meall Designer
  • Alice Purcell Assistant Designer
  • Jimmy Simmons Lighting Designer


Peter Capaldi talks to Richard Strange

Peter Capaldi talks to Richard Strange about his life and work as part of Richard’s A Mighty Big If series, filmed at the House of St Barnabas, Soho, London. Peter talks about working with Daniel Day-Lewis on Dracula around 51.45 minutes.

Production photos 1985

Programme and Marketing



Script extract

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