Dracula dance produces brilliance from darkest shadows

Dracula Mark Bruce
Dracula Mark Bruce
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Dracula, Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House is welcoming the renowned Mark Bruce Dance Company on Tuesday with their spooky and highly rated (‘Kill for a ticket’ – The Observer) reimagining of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.Jonathan Goddard (‘who gives the performance of his career’ – The Telegraph) plays the infamous vampire count whose sinister and ruthless ambitions challenge the fabric of Victorian society. As his victims and opponents rally against him they must face the darkness and savagery within themselves. Bruce’s company of 10 exceptional dancers bring the haunting, erotic tale (written in 1897) to life with an eclectic array of music ‘seamlessly mixed’ from Bach and Mozart to Ligeti and Fred Frith. Mark Bruce’s adaptation of Dracula is an exemplary piece of dance theatre: imaginatively staged and briskly told.” Says The Sunday Telegraph.

“Mark Bruce has directed and choreographed an eerie, atmospheric and virtually flawless dance adaptation of Dracula that combines savagery, melancholy and terrific athletics. Give blood for a ticket.” Bruce also explores choreographic styles ranging from the subtlety of classical etiquette to eye-popping contemporary dance, all combining to make a ‘breakthrough’ piece. The dance adaptation has received rave reviews with the production hailed as ‘thrilling & atmospheric – proving that it can be done’ The Observer.

Audiences can also talk to the cast after the show during a free Q&A in the Opera House stalls. Dracula is on Tuesday October 7 at 7.30pm. Tickets £14 and £16 and discounts are available. Box Office 0845 127 2190 or buy online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.