British Touring Shakespeare announce dates for
by Ellis Reed
As part of their 2022 open air season, Facsimile Productions have announced that British Touring Shakespeare will bring a version of Dracula to three locations in June. The venues are Broomfield Bowl in London, the Whitworth in Darley Dale, and Heskin Hall in Heskin.
More venues and dates are expected to be announced shortly. In the meantime, the following summary is given on Eventbrite:
‘Professor Abraham Van Helsing, an expert in the supernatural, presents his most terrifying case as he is called in to help a young woman who becomes mysteriously ill during a trip to Whitby. Has Lucy Westenra contracted some rare disease or has she fallen victim to something more evil? And what has become of her best friend Mina’s fiancé Jonathan Harker after he was sent to the Carpathian mountains to oversee the purchase of a London house by the sinister Count Dracula?
British Touring Shakespeare bring their renowned strengths of energy and accessibility to a brand new adaptation of this classic gothic horror tale which will make for an unforgettable evening of open air theatre.
This play contains adult themes which some younger children may find scary so parental discretion is advised.’
A schedule (including links to individual performances) can be found here.