Following last year’s successful sold-out run, Tea Break Theatre’s immersive thriller, Dracula, returns to Sutton House for Halloween as part of the National Trust’s ‘Queered Season’.
Based on Bram Stoker’s classic text, and set within the historic rooms of the Tudor Sutton House, this electrifying interpretation, full of twists and turns, shines a light on some of the forgotten identities in the original novel.
Dracula is a theatrical journey that will lead audiences into the darkest corners of the house and the deepest depths of their nightmares. This is a haunting and visceral promenade experience that will transport visitors back in time to discover a legacy of blood that stretches through the ages.
Director Katharine Armitage comments, “It is a real honour to be bringing the Count back to life at Sutton House as part of their ‘Queered Season’. This show is all about shaking the dust off a Victorian text, peering into its innards and then throwing it onstage to create something both classic and completely new. In re-examining our history and literature we can always find voices that were ignored or kept quiet in the past but they’re definitely there and now it’s their time to come out of the shadows (the problem being, with a horror story, what else will follow out of the darkness!).”
Having sold out in 2016, Dracula returns this year, bigger, bolder and scarier than ever. Dracula is supported by Arts Council England.
Performance Dates Tuesday 17th October – Saturday 4th November (not 22nd October, 25th October, 1st November)
All performances are at 7:30pm.
Running time 2 hours including interval
Twitter @teabreaktheatre, @hackneydrac, #hackneydrac
Producer Tea Break Theatre
Writer Katharine Armitage and the company
Director Katharine Armitage
Designer Isobel Power Smith
Musical Director Felicity Sparks
Cast Chris Dobson, Molly Small, Jeff Scott, Jennifer Tyler, Jon-Paul Rowden and Louise Wilcox
Location Sutton House, 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, London, E9 6JQ.