Dracula rises again

Count him in: Nick Skubij will sink his fangs into the role of Dracula in a play winging its way to Frankston this month. Picture: Lucinda Bertram

A NEW take on a tale as old as time in Transylvania will stake its place on the Frankston stage this month.

Dracula, the gothic horror story by Bram Stoker, will seek the limelight but not the sunlight at Frankston Arts Centre on Wednesday 12 April.

Award-winning production company shake & stir are bringing Dracula to life again.

Co-adaptor of the tale and Dracula in the shake & stir production Nick Skubij says the popular Twilight movies, TV series True Blood and The Vampire Diaries proves “vampire fiction just won’t die – you could say it’s undead.”

“We look forward to plunging into the darkest recesses of human imagination to deliver a good dose of ultra-theatricality across the country – mind-boggling, head-twisting, blood-spurting moments and all.”

Australian Stage Online said shake & stir’s Dracula is “a thrilling adventure that drags you into its dark world and doesn’t let go until the final bolt of lightning strikes”.

Dracula will be staged at the FAC Theatre, Wednesday 12 April, 7.30pm, duration about 100 minutes, no interval.

Tickets $44 ($38 for FAC members), concession $40, under-30s from $27.

A backstage production tour to meet the cast and crew is included with a limited number of tickets. The tour takes place on Tuesday 11 April, 3.30pm.

See thefac.com.au or call 9784 1060 for bookings.

First published in the Frankston Times – 3 April 2017

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