Bram Stoker’s Dracula rises again

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Dracula, Lantern Theatre

The Dilys Guite Players are currently presenting their production of the Gothic horror classic Dracula at the Lantern Theatre, Sheffield.

Dracula is a tale of the supernatural, of passion, of blood.

Young solicitor Jonathan Harker (Stephan Bulliavant) travels to Transylvania to meet the Count (Adam Booth) in his ancestral home.

Jonathan’s journey sets in motion a chain of mysterious and deadly events, and the Count is at the beating heart of them all.

Dracula is directed by Cein Edwards , and is her second foray into the horror genre, her first being the enthusiastically received, The Haunting, in the DGP 2013 season.

Cein says, “I’ve been living Dracula all this year!

“I was given an old script to work from, but didn’t really like it very much so started ‘tweaking’ it and the tweaking grew to be, more or less a complete rewrite.

“Some of the cast have added bits too, so I think that we can truly say that this is a DGP creation. An adaptation of an adaptation.”

Cein says that the team who have come together to mould this script into a performance are superb: “Everyone is really enthusiastic and excited about this production and I think that audiences are going to love it too.”

The Lantern Theatre, 18 Kenwood Park road, Sheffield, S7 1NF, until Saturday, November 14.

Seat Price: £7 - £10. Box Office: Theatre: 0114 255 1776. /

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Small car park on site and plenty of on street parking.

The 22 bus leaves, every 20 to 30 minutes, from the Cathedral, Peace Gardens or Moor Foot. The theatre is a five-minute walk from the Montgomery Road stop.