A new adaptation by Michael Poynor, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. He is deathly pale, his fingernails are cut to sharp points. His teeth protrude menacingly from his mouth in clouds of rancid breath.
Yet even Count Dracula’s unnerving appearance and the frightened reaction of the local peasants fail to warn Jonathan Harker, a young man from England, about his host.
Little does Jonathan know that this is a land where babies are snatched for their blood and wolves howl menacingly from the forest, where reality is far more frightening than superstition.
What’s more, it’s going to be up to him to stop the world’s most bloodthirsty predator
This new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s iconic masterpiece on vampirism sees Gerard McCarthy playing both Jonathan Harker, whose diaries chronicle the bloody tale, and one of the greatest supernatural characters of all time: Dracula.
Using multiple cameras,backing screens, projections, surround sound and a newly commissioned score, this solo tour de force will make audiences scream.
If you think ‘The Woman in Black’ was scary… be prepared to be petrified!
‘Jonathan Harker and Dracula’ – Official Trailer
Gerard McCarthy as Jonathan Harker/Dracula
Gerard’s screen credits include Kevin McSwain in BAFTA nominated THE FALL (BBC/NETFLIX), Ashley Stokes in TITANIC: BLOOD & STEEL (Netflix), Bronstead in VIKINGS (History Channel), Rory Thompson in BELONGING TO LAURA (Samson Films) and Kris Fisher in HOLLYOAKS (Channel 4). He Recently shot his first feature film A NIGHTINGALE FALLING, due in cinemas at the end of the year, and is currently filming brand new BBC comedy PUPPY LOVE. On stage, McCarthy made his Shakespearean debut as Fenton in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, directed by Christopher Luscombe. The productions received widespread critical acclaim and subsequently transferred to New York and Los Angeles. Most recently, he played Bruce Flaherty in Joe Penhall’s Olivier Award winning play BLUE/ORANGE, for the Ambassador Theatre Group.
Kym Marsh as Bride of Dracula
Kym’s screen credits include Michelle Connor in CORONATION STREET (ITV) as well as HOLLYOAKS: IN THE CITY (E4); Myrna Morrison in HOLBY CITY and Ruth Parry in DOCTORS. For her role in CORONATION STREET, Marsh has won a British Soap Award, a TRIC Award and a National Television Award. On stage she played Annette in the West End production of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and recently performed in Eve Ensler’s THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES (Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man).
Rachel Tucker as Bride of Dracula
Rachel’s screen credits include THE FRIDAY SHOW which she presented with Eamonn Holmes (BBC) and I’D DO ANYTHING (BBC). Her West End stage credits include Elphaba in WICKED, Meat in WE WILL ROCK YOU and Ida in FARRAGUT NORTH. Other theatre credits include Maureen in RENT (Olympia Theatre, Dublin); Mary in TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (UK Tour); Estelle in THE FULL MONTY (UK Tour); Sally Simpson in THE WHO’S TOMMY (UK Tour) and Dorothy in THE WIZARD OF OZ (Lyric Theatre, Belfast). Rachel plays Meg Dawson in THE LAST SHIP, a new musical composed by Sting, opening on Broadway in October.
Jayne Wisener as Bride of Dracula
Jayne’s screen credits include Johanna in Tim Burton’s SWEENEY TODD (Dreamworks/Warner Bros.); Lauren in THE INBETWEENERS (Channel 4); Sandie Morrow in SIX DEGREES (BBC); Stacie in MISFITS (E4) and Caoimhe in LONDON IRISH (Channel 4). Her stage credits include Mary Phagan in PARADE (Donmar Warehouse); Mary Lennox in THE SECRET GARDEN (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Annie Miller in LIZZIE SIDDAL (Arcola Theatre).
Directed by Michael Poynor, Composer – Mark Dougherty
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Thursday 21st August 2014