Dracula By Bram Stoker
Saturday 5 August
Theatre play (MA15+)
A shake & stir theatre co and QPAC production
Presented by Ipswich Civic Centre
Created and adapted by shake & stir theatre co
Another bloody classic.
The Gothic horror story swoops the country in a gripping, critically-acclaimed production created by shake & stir.
When young Lawyer Jonathan Harker visits Castle Dracula deep within the Carpathian mountains, he’s not expecting the strange 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.
From the company behind the multi-award winning, national touring productions of 1984 and Animal Farm comes this new adaptation of Stoker’s twisted tale.
SHAKE & STIR THEATRE CO’S LATEST TRIUMPH (The Courier Mail)
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)
SHAKE & STIR’S DRACULA IS A THRILLING ADVENTURE THAT DRAGS YOU IN TO ITS DARK WORLD AND DOESN’T LET GO UNTIL THE FINAL BOLT OF LIGHTENING STRIKES (Australian Stage)
NICK SKUBIJ’S PERFORMANCE AS A BROODING, SINISTER TITLE CHARACTER AND PRIMARY ANTAGONIST IS ENTIRELY RIVERTING, ADDING A FEARFUL CHILL TO THE SHOW’S HIGHLY-CHARGED ATMOSPHERE (Blue Curtain Brisbane)
This project is supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
Photo by Dylan Evans.
This performance is recommended for a mature audience 15 years and over.
This performance is suitable for year 10, 11 and 12 students with curriculum links in contemporary Gothic theatre, transformation of a classic text, novel study / text analysis, magical realism, ensemble theatre, contemporary Australian theatre and convergent forms.