An erotic, Gothic horror that closely follows the plot of Bram Stoker’s famous novel, while introducing some disturbing psychological notions about sexuality and identity.
Fools’ Awards 2006
Best Set Design
Best Costume Design
“Stead’s production featuring a mostly strong cast of ten, has a lot going for it. His direction is inspired, and there is the ever reliable Greg King’s superb set… a handsome and ambitious stage production…”Billy Suter, The Mercury
“Steven Stead’s stylish and atmospheric production, set against another of Greg King’s creative and clever sets, digs into the psyches of those involved… Stead draws great performances from his cast, in particular, Neil Coppen… his delivery is mesmeric… There is of course much passionate excess-howling, spurting blood and thrashings, and it is to Stead’s credit that he keeps his cast reined in to just this side of excess.”Sally Scott, The Daily News
“… a dark tale of the eroticism and lust that lie beneath the thin veneer of civilisation, of the temptations that are easy to give in to and leave results that are impossible to undo… Acting honours belong to Belinda Henwood as Lucy and Neil Coppen as Renfield. Both are fully into the skin of their parts… this is a very interesting — and suitably gory — production giving the old tale a sharp, contemporary slant through a clever script that brings in all kinds of references and leaves plenty to ponder.”Margaret von Klemperer, The Witness