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Dracula

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

March 6, 7, 8 & 9, 1996.


Dracula

by Bram Stoker adapted by Liz Lochhead

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“lack of chill factor”
– Shoreham Herald –

 

Directed by
Andy Chalk

Cast

Joanna Chalk – Lucy Westerman

Judith Berrill – Mina Westerman

Adrian Kenward – Arthur Seward

Derek Fraser – Renfield

Rosemary Bouchy – Dr. Goldman

Rosemary Bouchy – Mrs. Manners

Rosemary Bouchy – Nurse Grice

Rosemary Bouchy – Nurse Nisbett

Mark Flower – Drinkwater

Philip Balding – Jonathan Harker

Jane Porter – Florrie Hathersage

Bob Ryder – Dracula

John Barham – Van Helsing

 

Production Crew

Stage Manager – Dave Comber

Assistant Stage Manager – Mark Flower

Assistant Stage Manager – Briony Annison

Set Design, Construction & Painting – Dave Collis

Set Design, Construction & Painting – Sheila Neesham

Set Design, Construction & Painting – Dave Comber

Set Design, Construction & Painting – Frances Thorne

Set Design, Construction & Painting – Michael Davy

Set Design, Construction & Painting – Ralph Dawes

Set Design, Construction & Painting – Mark Flower

Properties – Margaret Davy

Properties – Sue Whittaker

Lighting – Trevor Langley

Sound & Original Music Composition – Lance Milton

Wardrobe – Margaret Faggetter

Wardrobe – Judith Berrill

Publicity – Judith Williamson

Theatre & Publicity Photographs – George Laye

Front of House Manager – Frank Child

Box Office – Margaret Murrell

 

Programme Note #1: Dracula

AC wrote: “Liz Lochhead, born in Lanarkshire, currently resides in Glasgow where she began her artistic career writing poetry which was first published in 1972. She then moved into other artistic areas including song lyrics, performance pieces, raps and monologues. Her stage plays include Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off [for which she won a Scotsman Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival], Blood and Ice, The Big Picture and the rhyming translation / adaptation of Moliere’s Tartuffe.

Her plays for television include Sweet Nothings which was screened by the BBC in 1984. She has been a writer in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company for a number of years.

Dracula is her eighth full length production. A radical adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic tale, varying only slightly fro the book. Artistically and technically Dracula is a very demanding play – a good choice for my first full-length production! However, with a good grounding from adapting one-act pieces from both the Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams and the Quentin Tarantino screen play Pulp Fiction [again, both demanding pieces in different ways] and with assistance from the experienced cast, we feel it is a production to be proud of!”

 


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