Stoker classic comes to the Embassy

The Embassy Theatre, Skegness.
The Embassy Theatre, Skegness.
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Bram Stoker’s gothic classic Dracula is set to come to the Embassy Theatre in Skegness on Valentine’s Day.

The Skegness theatre will play host to the Blackeyed Theatre production from 7.30pm.

“The time is 1897. Mankind is on the cusp of vast technological change, scientific mastery and media innovation. Poised between traditional beliefs, the threat of the unknown and the shock of the new world, an altogether darker fear is emerging,” said a spokesperson.

“Stretching from London, through provincial England, to the mountainous wastes of Transylvania, Bram Stoker’s timeless gothic thriller embodies the struggle to break taboos, resist temptation and stop the unknown outside becoming the enemy within.

“As Dracula’s shadow looms large over England, a small group of young men and women, lead by Professor Van Helsing, are locked in a struggle for survival where only the fittest will survive.

“Adapted by John Ginman, this brilliant, theatrical treatment of Bram Stoker’s adventure blends Gothic Victorian with the contemporary, drawing eclectically on a wide range of forms of popular entertainment that were established or emerging at the time.

“With specially commissioned live music, powerful ensemble performances and innovative design, Blackeyed Theatre’s Dracula promises an exciting and thought-provoking theatrical experience,” they added.

Tickets cost £16 for adults, £10 for children and £9.50 per person in school groups, with one teacher free for every ten pupils (call box office for group bookings).

For more information call the Embassy Theatre on 0845 674 0505 or visit www.embassytheatre.co.uk.

The production is recommended for over 13s only.

The Stage has hailed the show’s Count, Paul Kevin-Taylor, as having “a frighteningly credible supernatural aura”.

What’s On Stage hailed the show’s atmosphere.

“With great clarity and theatrical ingenuity, its cast of five doubling and trebling to strong effect, as the production’s atmosphere by turn grips and begins to taut... a production that really should be seen,” they said.