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Dracula single work   drama   - 2 hrs (no interval)
Adaptation of Dracula Bram Stoker , 1897 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2024... 2024 Dracula
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'A gothic masterpiece reimagined

'First came The Picture of Dorian Gray. Then Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Now comes the final and most ambitious part of Kip Williams’ already-legendary Gothic trilogy, and with it – one of the most iconic figures in world literature: the prince of darkness, Count Dracula.

'Williams reunites with Designer Marg Horwell and Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper to bring you this riveting study of the monster within. Starring the award-winning Zahra Newman (Fences, Julius Caesar) performing every single role, this sweeping, legendary adventure will combine live video, pre-recorded film and a superhuman live performance in the latest iteration of the hybrid-genre ‘cine-theatre’.

'In a ruined castle, high in the Transylvanian wilderness, a mysterious presence is lurking. Is it man or beast? Angel or demon? For centuries, Count Dracula has held his remote corner of the world in a vice grip of terror. But evil is on the move and the residents of Victorian London will soon fall under its bewitching, transformative spell.

'Experience the paragon of horror stories anew in this radical and stupendous combination of cutting-edge technology, exquisite design, herculean acting, and visionary storytelling. This will be an unmissable night of theatre and the final piece in one of the most innovative theatrical feats in recent history.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • Presented by Sydney Theatre Company. Performed at Roslyn Packer Theatre, 2 July - 4 August 2024.

    Director: Kip Williams.

    Designer: Marg Horwell.

    Lighting Designer: Nick Schlieper.

    Associate Director: Ian Michael.

    Cast: Zahra Newman.

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Works about this Work

Theatre Review : Dracula, Roslyn Packer Theatre Dennis Clements , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: ArtsHub , July 2024;

— Review of Dracula Kip Williams , 2024 single work drama

'Director Kip Williams returns with his third 'cine-theatre' production of a Gothic trilogy.'

Sydney Theatre Company’s Dracula Is a Hymn to Queer Love Dee Jefferson , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 13-19 July 2024;

— Review of Dracula Kip Williams , 2024 single work drama
'In his exhilarating final production as artistic director of Sydney Theatre Company, Kip Williams rewrites Bram Stoker’s Dracula as a hymn to queer love.' 
Sydney Theatre Company’s Dracula : A Virtuosic Performance, Sexy Staging, and a Queer Rewriting Huw Griffiths , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 8 July 2024;

— Review of Dracula Kip Williams , 2024 single work drama

'The figure of Dracula has always lived somewhere between the written word, screen projections and our fantasy lives. His story is tailor-made for one of Kip Williams’ hybrid adaptations.'  (Introduction)

Dracula Review – A Clever and Playful Victory Lap for Kip Williams’ Gothic Cine-theatre Trilogy Cassie Tongue , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 7 July 2024;

— Review of Dracula Kip Williams , 2024 single work drama

'Zahra Newman is remarkable in the director’s last production with the company' 

Sydney Theatre Company’s Dracula : A Virtuosic Performance, Sexy Staging, and a Queer Rewriting Huw Griffiths , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 8 July 2024;

— Review of Dracula Kip Williams , 2024 single work drama

'The figure of Dracula has always lived somewhere between the written word, screen projections and our fantasy lives. His story is tailor-made for one of Kip Williams’ hybrid adaptations.'  (Introduction)

Sydney Theatre Company’s Dracula Is a Hymn to Queer Love Dee Jefferson , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 13-19 July 2024;

— Review of Dracula Kip Williams , 2024 single work drama
'In his exhilarating final production as artistic director of Sydney Theatre Company, Kip Williams rewrites Bram Stoker’s Dracula as a hymn to queer love.' 
Dracula Review – A Clever and Playful Victory Lap for Kip Williams’ Gothic Cine-theatre Trilogy Cassie Tongue , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 7 July 2024;

— Review of Dracula Kip Williams , 2024 single work drama

'Zahra Newman is remarkable in the director’s last production with the company' 

Theatre Review : Dracula, Roslyn Packer Theatre Dennis Clements , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: ArtsHub , July 2024;

— Review of Dracula Kip Williams , 2024 single work drama

'Director Kip Williams returns with his third 'cine-theatre' production of a Gothic trilogy.'

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