An Action To The Word Production
THE CLASSIC GOTHIC HORROR REBOOTED
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 30 July – 25 Aug 2014
From the company who created the award-winning, international hit, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (“Imaginative and striking… it sizzles with energy” Evening Standard ★★★★). Action To The Word premiere their much-anticipated steampunk adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. One of the most powerful horror tales ever written (in 1897) the figure of the vampiric Transylvanian Count has become even more potent in the 21st Century spawning numerous literary, theatrical, film and television interpretations.
Adapted and directed by Alexandra Spencer-Jones (Artistic Director of Action to the Word), the production will be highly stylised, with an extreme physical edge and an exhilarating live soundtrack. This electrifying reworking of the much loved gothic horror story will feature a powerhouse actor-musician cast of nine including Rachel Bright as Lucy (well known to Eastenders fans as the character Poppy Meadow) and Jonno Davies as Dracula (who played Alex in the European tour of A Clockwork Orange).
Set in 1895 – but in a world where computers and the electric guitar have already been invented – the narrative follows the original novel, packed with all the horror, the sexual tension and the dark violence it evokes. This swaggering steampunk gothic thrill-ride will feel like attending a rock-concert in the court of Queen Victoria, dragging audiences to hell and back and leaving them begging to be bitten.
Action To The Word is an ensemble of artists presenting contemporary adaptations of classic works. Recent productions include: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Edinburgh Fringe Sellout Show 2011/2012, Soho Theatre, Latitude Festival, Australia Tour, UK Tour, Hong Kong, Norway); CONSTANCE & SINESTRA AND THE CABINET OF SCREAMS (winner 2011 Musical Theatre Matters: UK Awards – Best Emerging Artist Edinburgh Fringe, New Wimbledon Theatre ‘Fresh Ideas’ season); TITUS ANDRONICUS (2011 Edinburgh Festival).
VENUE: Pleasance Beyond
DATES: 30th July – 1st Aug (previews), 2nd Aug – 25th Aug (not 11th)
TIME: 21:20 (22:35)
TICKETS: £8 preview, £14 (£13), £13 (£12), £11 (£10)