One of the dimensions where Romania sometimes suffers from British fantasies and mis-information is the Victorian melodrama by Bram Stoker of "Dracula", which was fictionally linked to Transylvania and extremely loosely based on your medieval warrior king Vlad. So "Dracula" and Gothic melodrama is ever associated with Romania by many British.In order for you and your families to see for yourselves an example of a modern British theatrical interpretation of "Dracula" which seems to be considered as appropriate for the upcoming Haloween period, I attach details of performances that are being put on in three Newham Libraries ( see attached and below ) during the week before and during half-term coming up.Let me know if you might be interested in attending with your families and whether you have a firm preference for one date/ venue in particular. As there are not lots of tickets for each performance being held in Libraries, it is probably necessary to book immediately.In the meantime, I am trying to find out if there are any references to King Vlad, Transylvania or Romania in the play. If so, it might be justified for you to turn up in national dress and throw eggs and tomatoes at the actors in our Shakespearian tradition.Kind regards, MartinMartin Pinder, Hon. Secretary, Newham Partnership for Complementary Education, Mansfield House, 30 Avenons Road, Plaistow, London E13 8HT Mobile 07951 815621 firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Dracula comes to Custom House and Canning Town Library!
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:11:56 +0000
by Bram Stoker
adapted and directed by Kate McGregor
Theatre6 and Open Book proudly present the greatest vampire story ever told; Dracula. This theatrical tour is a new adaptation of the classic Gothic tale of Dracula, in an immersive, site-specific production that remains true to Stoker's terrifying masterpiece. An ensemble cast uses inventive performance and original music to create a haunting theatrical production that will transform some of London's most beautiful libraries this Halloween.
Dracula; the greatest vampire story ever told.
London. 2014. The local council has called a general meeting at the library to address the disappearance of animals and children from the area. As events unfold, local man Jack unveils a collection of letters that may help solve this mystery. And so begins the terrifying story of Dracula. Dark, twisted and timeless, experience Dracula like never before this Halloween.
Adapted by Kate McGregor, this honest adaptation uses the original story and interweaves a modern tale through the classic Bram Stoker text. It is a scary and inventive piece suitable for adults and young audiences but not for the faint of heart.
Running time: 2hours and 20minutes with an interval
Adult themes and content. Contains scenes of a violent nature
Recommended age 12+
Concession ticket prices available
Box Office Information
Tickets £10/£8 concessions
Online Booking www.openbooktheatre.ticketsource.co.uk
Wednesday 22nd October, 6.30pm
Canning Town Library
Barking Rd, London E16 4HQ
Tuesday 28th October, 6.30pm
Custom House Library
Prince Regent Ln, London E16 3JJ
Wednesday 29th October, 7pm
1 Kingsford Way, London E6 5JQ
See the entire tour online at:
Leila Nicholas I Community Neighbourhood Senior Officer I Custom House and Canning Town Community Neighbourhood
Strategic Commissioning & Community Directorate
London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside I 1000 Dockside Road I London I E16 2QU
DDI: 020 3373 3205 I Int: 33205 I Mobile: 07896 346534
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