Raw sexual energy, and society’s need to curb its wilder excrescences, are themes which bubble constantly just below the surface in the myth of the vampire. But in Liz Lochhead’s feminist Dracula the sexual politics implicit in the original become explicit and are held up for scrutiny.
Following their acclaimed tour of The Trench, which played at TOM May 2013, award-winning Theatre Company, Les Enfants Terribles tour with their new show,
, adapted for the stage with Pins and Needles Productions.
While Edgar Allan Poe is widely considered to be a literary genius and his works are still read today, the details of his life are shrouded in mystery.
“The line between fact and fiction, dreams and reality, life and death has always been blurry in the work of Poe. This was also the case in his life,” said writer, director and composer Jonathan Christenson, who as artistic director with Edmonton’s Catalyst Theatre is bringing Poe’s life and words to the stage in the award-winning production, Nevermore: The Imaginary Life And Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.
If you like Southern Gothic with a large helping of murder and mayhem, shrouded in mystery, and expertly acted by an all-star cast of four stage veterans and one newcomer, you wont want to miss Beth Henleys new play The Jacksonian.
IF YOU want classic theatre with an innovative and contemporary emphasis – look no further than the Old Laundry theatre Season and a one-woman show that celebrates gothic literature.
First shown in London this past December, "Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance," now at City Center here, is a brisk staging that features sundry, savvy references to the ballet traditions established by Peter Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa when their "Sleeping Beauty" was first shown in 1890 St. Petersburg. Mr. Bourne’s vivid update is a prime example of the imagination and originality that have marked the British-born choreographer’s "dance productions"—as he chooses to call them—since the first one in 1987.
Eerie shadows bouncing off walls and a nod to enchanting Victorian entertainment styles made for a wickedly innovative version of Dracula at South Hill Park on Friday.