Dear Ladies and Gentlemen and your offspring,
It is vitally important that you cease what you are doing immediately, close any windows, grab some garlic and preferably a stake and listen very very carefully to what I have to tell you. Your life may depend on it.
I am sure that you have heard of the so-called ‘fictional’ novel ‘Dracula’ released 3 years ago in 1897 by Bram Stoker. Well, I gave that charlatan money to write up my research notes, letters and diaries and that snake Stoker stole the events that happened to me and my friends and turned them into a fiction in a traitorous bid to further his own career. But I am here to warn you of the true peril that still faces us all. I must inform you that Bram Stoker’s Dracula is in fact…. fact. Yes, FACT!!!
But where are my manners? Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Professor Abraham Van Helsing. To help you all, I have put together a ‘public information seminar’ and have hired three actors to warn you of the dangers of vampires and how to deal with one if the situation arises. Now, what are you waiting for? It is imperative that you book your tickets right this instant unless you want a sudden pain in the neck! It’s a matter of life or death!
Sahara BreeZe productions will be bringing this comedy Dracula – The Bloody Truth by Le Navet Bete & John Nicholson to you. This hilarious parody of vampire movie cliches will have you rolling in the aisles. Crammed full of sensational slapstick, frantic costume changes, magic tricks and airborne props, strung together with clever dialogue, hilarious wordplay, as well as the odd song and dance, the cast of 4 take you on a riotous romp playing 34 characters with hysterical results.
The show takes you on a journey across Europe from the dark & sinister Transylvanian mountains to the outwardly charming seaside town of Whitby, as the frantic Van Helsing and his 3 hapless actors try to stage the ‘real’ events of the Dracula story. Will they be victorious or will Dracula get the last bite?
This is a laugh-out-loud riot you can really sink your teeth into!!!
Director: Christopher Cook.
Producer: Jordan Wichman.
Starring: Blaise Barham, Marty Newell, Sarah Barham & Nathan Cook.
The Mayfair Theatre – Dunedin: 7.30pm 11, 12 & 13 Nov & 2.30pm 14 Nov 2021
Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall: 7.30pm 25, 26 & 27 Nov & 2.30pm 28 Nov 2021
Lake Wanaka Centre: 7.30pm 3 & 4 Dec 2021.
'..side-splittingly funny..' Broadway World
'A Gothic madcap mixture of The Play That Goes Wrong, Noises Off, Grand Guignol, Monty Python and slapstick.' The Reviews Hub
'Hilarious and utterly engaging.' BBC
Tickets available through Eventfinda.
Running Time: 2 hours including interval (approx.)
Age guidance: 8+ There will be darkness, loud bangs, mock-horror, and horrifyingly funny antics from four actors who should really know better.