Photo Flash: DRACULA Comes To Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, This Halloween
Quintessence Theatre, in association with An Táin Arts Centre, present Bram Stoker's DRACULA.
121 years after it first sent chills throughout the world Quintessence Theatre bring Stoker's horrific masterpiece vividly back to life in a new innovative, unsettling, and physically sensuous adaptation.
Performances: 27th-31st October, Main Space, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, 7:30pm; Matinee 28th October at 2:30pm
In the echoing confines of a Victorian mental asylum an incarcerated man struggles to convince a watching gaggle of doctors of the extraordinary truth of an immortal shape-shifter - more monster than man - who lives through the consumption of human blood. As he desperately strives to piece his fragmented mind and rememberings together and make sense of the unthinkable horrors that befell him and his missing comrades, he comes to realise he is fighting not just for his sanity, but his very living soul...
Stylised and expressionistic in both performance and design, with a multi-rolling ensemble cast of five, Quintessence use their unique dazzling physical ensemble theatre techniques to breathe new life into old horror, and provide a slick visual feast and haunting atmosphere Stoker himself would envy.
First written and performed in 2017 to mark the 120th anniversary of the novel's publication, this production premiered at An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk, before transferring to Droichead Arts Centre to headline the Drogheda Arts Festival 2017 for a sell-out performance.