Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Bruce Company's DRACULA

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Mark Bruce Company has built up a formidable reputation for critically acclaimed, uncompromising dance-theatre work which often takes the audience on a roller coaster ride into dark and mysterious territory. Productions such as Sea of Bones and 2012's Made In Heaven fascinated and entertained audiences all over the country.

This year's new production, 'DRACULA', promises to be thrilling, dark and exciting; directed and choreographed by the company's Artistic Director, Mark Bruce, the company of ten exceptional dancers bring Bram Stoker's 1897 haunting, erotic tale to life in a heart wrenching, magical dance theatre production. With an eclectic mix of music from Bach and Mozart to contemporary classical composers György Ligeti (fittingly, born in Transylvania) and Fred Frith, Bruce explores choreographic styles which range from the subtlety of classical etiquette to visceral contemporary dance.

One of the UK's most highly regarded performers, Jonathan Goddard, plays the infamous Vampire Count, whose sinister and ruthless ambitions challenge the very fabric of Victorian society. As Dracula's victims and opponents rally against him, they are forced to face the darkness and savagery within themselves.

Scroll down for a first look at DRACULA!

'Dracula' features lighting by Guy Hoare, design by Phil Eddolls, sound design by Chris Samuels, costumes by Dorothee Brodrück, puppets and masks by Pickled Image, makeup by Jyn San. Performed by: Cree Barnett Williams, Eleanor Duval, Jonathan Goddard, Nicole Guarino, Hannah Kidd, Kristin McGuire, Wayne Parsons, Jordi Calpe Serrates, Cris Tandy, Alan Vinvent. 'Dracula' is presented by Mark Bruce Company in association with Tobacco Factory Theatre, Pavilion Dance and Wilton's Music Hall.

SCHEDULE:

October 1st-2nd

Exeter, Northcott

www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

01392 493 493

Ticket prices: £11.50 - £17.50

October 4th-5th

Bournemouth, Pavilion Dance

www.paviliondance.org.uk

01202 203 630

Ticket prices: £5 - £50

October 9th, 10th (press night) - November 2nd

London, Wilton's Music Hall

www.wiltons.org.uk

020 7702 2789

Ticket prices: £25

November 5th-6th

Oxford, The North Wall

www.thenorthwall.org

01865 319 450

Ticket prices: £13 (concs £11)

November 9th-10th

Frome, Merlin Theatre

www.merlintheatre.co.uk

01373 465 949

Ticket prices: £14, £12

Photo Credit: Colin Hawkins

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Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Bruce Company's DRACULA
Jonathan Goddard as Dracula

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Bruce Company's DRACULA
Jonathan Goddard (Dracula) and Kristin McGuire (Lucy)

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