Get Your Teeth into the Empire

A modern adaption of Bram Stoker’s classic novel, ‘Dracula’ will be taking centre stage at the Thwaites Empire Theatre this Halloween.

The gothic play re-imagined by Ribcaged Productions has been scaring audiences for decades and is guaranteed to have onlookers at the edge of their seat.

‘Dracula’, directed by Owen Philips appropriately takes centre stage the day before the Halloween on Friday, 30th October at 7:30pm. In the intimate setting of Thwaites Empire Theatre, the lighting and other effects really do make this into a show for the Halloween season.

In the present day, Dracula is presented as a drug dealer, consumed with selling his mansion and moving to England. The story revolves around Harker’s hatred for the seductive lifestyle Dracula provides whilst away from home. In his drug fuelled ramblings he becomes convinced that Dracula is possessed, a vampire – preying upon his victims with a desire to draw their blood. After Mina’s sudden death, Harker hunts ‘The Count’, accompanied by religious preacher and zealot, Van Helsing, determined to have his revenge. Their fight till the death leaves the audience questioning the truth of Harker’s accusations and the depths of Dracula’s evil.

Michael Berry, Chairman at the Empire Theatre, said: “All in all, Dracula is a great show perfectly timed for the season and performed with great gusto and precision by an excellent cast. We are looking forward to welcoming Ribcaged Productions back to the Empire Theatre as part of our Halloween line-up.”

Tickets cost just £12 and are available from here or from the box office 01254 685 500 Monday to Saturday 10am to 12:30pm.