Dracula horror show heads to Aldborough

The Keeper's DaughterTheatre Company actors in Dracula.

The Keeper's DaughterTheatre Company actors in Dracula. - Credit: Archant

Shadow puppetry, dance and physical theatre will be used to bring to life a literary classic.

Bram Stoker's Dracula is being shown at Aldborough Community Centre on Friday October 4 at 7.30pm.

It has been adapted by professional group the Keeper's Daughter Theatre Company, based at Diss Corn Hall.

Mark Finbow, who adapted the script and directed the play, said: 'It is really good fun. We know it works very well and that is why we are doing it again. We always look to surprise our audience and make it accessible for young people.'

The show is quite close to the original gothic horror novel written in 1897, which includes the character Count Dracula and English solicitor Jonathan Harker.

The five young actors are Alice Mottram, Greg Hanson, Maylott Robinson, Callum Stephen and Alexandra Ewing. They play multiple roles.

One unique aspect of the play is the short appearance of Count Dracula.

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'He is an evil presence. The play is about a group of characters coming together to defeat him. There are moments of spoof and pastiche but there are moments of horror,' Mr Finbow added.

The play starts out in a 1930s black and white horror movie style and gradually introduces popular culture references of vampire.

It was performed by the theatre company a year before it officially started seven years ago and in 2011.

Tickets cost £5 and can be bought from Barnwells on Red Lion Street, Aylsham; Cromer Tourist Information Centre; Aldborough Post Office; and Aldborough Spar village shop. They can also be bought on the door.

The show is suitable for children aged over eight years old. For more information call 01263 761478.

Visit www.thekeepersdaughter.org.uk for details about the theatre group.