The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

March 6, 7, 8 & 9, 1996


by Bram Stoker adapted by Liz Lochhead

Directed by
Andy Chalk

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“lack of chill factor”
– Shoreham Herald –


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 ManagerDave Comber

Assistant Stage ManagerMark Flower

Assistant Stage ManagerBriony Annison

Set Design, Construction & PaintingDave Collis

Set Design, Construction & PaintingSheila Neesham

Set Design, Construction & PaintingDave Comber

Set Design, Construction & PaintingFrances Thorne

Set Design, Construction & PaintingMichael Davy

Set Design, Construction & PaintingRalph Dawes

Set Design, Construction & PaintingMark Flower

PropertiesMargaret Davy

PropertiesSue Whittaker

LightingTrevor Langley

Sound & Original Music CompositionLance Milton

WardrobeMargaret Faggetter

WardrobeJudith Berrill

PublicityJudith Williamson

Theatre & Publicity PhotographsGeorge Laye

Front of House ManagerFrank Child

Box OfficeMargaret 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!”