Dracula: The Untold Story casting announced for premiere

Casting has been revealed for Dracula: The Untold Story’s premiere at Leeds Playhouse.

A co-production between Leeds Playhouse and imitating the dog, Dracula: The Untold Story is a brand new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror novel, told from the perspective of Mina Harker, the novel’s heroine.

Leona Allen (Holes, UK tour; The Meeting, Chichester Festival Theatre) will play Mina Harker.

Matt Prendergast (Night of The Living Dead™ – Remix; The Train, imitating the dog) and Adela Rajnović (Who They Were, Etcetera Theatre; Night of The Living Dead™ – Remix, imitating the dog) will play all the other roles.

The piece is written and directed by imitating the dog’s co-artistic directors Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks with projection and video designs by Simon Wainwright, design by Laura Hopkins, lighting design by Andrew Crofts and original music composed by James Hamilton.

Just before midnight on New Year’s Eve in 1965, as revellers in London celebrate the beginning of another year, a young woman enters Marylebone Police Station and confesses to a brutal murder.

She claims to be Mina Harker, the last living survivor of the intrepid group that brought about Count Dracula’s destruction some 70 years before. But Mina Harker has not been seen since 1901. And if she were alive, she would be ninety years old.

Unfolding on stage as a live graphic novel and using the latest digital technologies imitating the dog are known for, Dracula: The Untold Story is a chilling new version of the classic gothic vampire tale.

Dracula: The Untold Story will premiere at Leeds Playhouse between 25 September to 9 October with tickets on sale now.

The show will then tour with dates confirmed for Liverpool Playhouse (12 – 16 October), Derby Theatre (19 – 23 October), Dukes Lancaster (29 – 30 October), Watford Palace Theatre (2 – 6 November), Mercury Theatre, Colchester (9 – 10 November) and The Lowry, Salford (12 – 13 November).

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.