Dracula returns to the venue where he was created….
A new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, performed by just two actors and using innovative audio-visual design to conjure up the phantom count. Staged in the Reading Room of the London Library, where Bram Stoker – a Library member – researched his masterpiece.
“Creation Theatre’s Dracula is a sensuous, sinister affair that benefits greatly from the gorgeously atmospheric Reading Room of the London Library that serves as its stage.” Theatre Weekly
“Sophie Greenham gives a cover-the-waterfront performance as Mina/Lucy/Dr Seward, by turns knowing and postmodern, flirtatious, or cut glass Home Counties asperity with an undercurrent of self-doubt…. Does the venue make the play or the play make the venue? They seem so intimately intertwined that it’s difficult to tell how it would work somewhere else, but tonight in the atmospheric London Library reading room, it was love at first bite.” Londonist.com
Recommended for 14+. Running Time: Approx 2 hours (including interval)
Director – Helen Tennison
Writer – Kate Kerrow
Designer – Ryan Dawson Laight
Sound Designer – Matt Eaton
Lighting Designer – Ashley Bale
Video Designer – Eva Auster
Seating & Prices
£35 Front row
£28 London Library Members
7:30pm Wednesday – Saturday
5pm Sunday 24 February & 3 March
2 February – 9 March
Venue – How to get there
14 St James’s Square
A note on the seating
We are delighted to be staging Dracula in not only a real operating library but also the very library in which Bram Stoker researched the books. This is a very special space to experience this story, but is not a traditional theatre. To give you the most exciting show possible we endeavour to fully use the space provided. This means at times an actor may briefly move behind a pillar, or a moment of content may require you to look up. For all but our restricted viewing seats these moments are brief and a part of what we feel makes performances in unusual locations so unique. If you have physical restrictions that would make this a problem for you we recommend seating as close to the centre as you are able. Please call our Box Office if you would like help finding the right seats for you.