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.
The Mint Julips are a female acapella group who came out of one of the youth theatres at Half Moon Theatre on Mile End Road in the 1980s. Three of the members – Debbie Longworth, Debbie Charles and Lizzie Charles – talk about Daniel Day-Lewis and Peter Capaldi in Dracula. Interviewed by Rosie Vincent.