imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse have today released new behind the scenes images for the premiere of Dracula: The Untold Story, a radical new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror novel as told from the perspective of Mina Harker, the novel’s heroine.
Opening at Leeds Playhouse from 25 September – 9 Oct ahead of a 5 week national tour , the images feature cast members Matt Prendergast (Night of The Living Dead™ – Remix and The Train, imitating the dog), Adela Rajnović (Who They Were, Etcetera Theatre and Night of The Living Dead™ – Remix, imitating the dog) and new cast member Riana Duce (The Good Book, Slung Low and Cinderella: A Fairy Tale, Dukes Lancaster).
New Year’s Eve, 1965, London, England. Just before midnight, as revellers celebrate the beginning of another year, a young woman enters Marylebone Police Station and confesses to a brutal murder.
She claims to be Mina Harker, the last living survivor of the intrepid group that brought about Count Dracula’s destruction some 70 years before. But Mina Harker has not been seen since 1901. And if she were alive, she would be ninety years old.
Unfolding on stage as a live graphic novel and using the latest digital technologies imitating the dog are known for, Dracula: The Untold Story is a chilling new version of the classic gothic vampire tale that you thought you knew so well.
Written and directed by imitating the dog’s co-artistic directors Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks, Dracula: The Untold Story will premiere at Leeds Playhouse from 25 September till 9 Oct. It will then tour to Liverpool Playhouse, Derby Theatre, Dukes Lancaster, Watford Palace Theatre, Mercury Theatre Colchester and finally The Lowry, Salford Quays.
For further information on the tour visit www.imitatingthedog.co.uk