New Apollo promised that 2016 would be a year of comedy for Portsmouth’s only professional theatre troupe.
Following A Postcard From The Pier, they have decided to make a change from their usual Halloween horror double bill and go for one longer play, based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Bats are swooping, beasts howling, thunder is raging round Doctor Seward’s sanitorium for the insane and Wilhelmina is suffering a baffling illness.
Meanwhile, at the dark and looming castle, a foreigner has moved in. Is he a count? A Transylvanian student of folklore, as he claims? Doctor Helga says he is charming... fascinating even. Is the count the only Transylvanian in the village?
Were four gruesome murders of innocent maidens the work of asylum inmate Renfield,a savage beast, or something evil that roams the night? Are Wilhelmina and Helga in grave danger? Does the answer lie in the crypt? If there is such a thing as a Vampire, can Mrs Jameson find enough garlic and batsfart to keep it at bay?
Packed with comedy and cunning stunts, you’d be a sucker to miss Dracula.
The Ashcroft, Fareham
Thursday, October 27
The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth