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Dracula: The Untold Story first look photos of world premiere at Leeds Playhouse

Adela Rajnovic, Riana Duce & Matt Prendergast - imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse - Dracula The UntoId Story - Photo Ed Waring (2

A first look at Dracula: The Untold Story’s premiere at Leeds Playhouse has been revealed.

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.

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As the show opens at Leeds Playhouse this week, first look production images have been released.

Adela Rajnovic & Riana Duce - imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse - Dracula The Untold Story - Photo Ed Waring
Adela Rajnovic & Riana Duce – imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse – Dracula The Untold Story – Photo Ed Waring
Adela Rajnovic, Matt Prendergast & Riana Duce - imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse - Dracula The UntoId Story - Photo Ed Waring
Adela Rajnovic, Matt Prendergast & Riana Duce – imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse – Dracula The UntoId Story – Photo Ed Waring
Adela Rajnovic,Riana Duce & Matt Prendergast - imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse - Dracula The UntoId Story - Photo Ed Waring
Adela Rajnovic,Riana Duce & Matt Prendergast – imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse – Dracula The UntoId Story – Photo Ed Waring

The piece is co-directed by Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks and features a cast of Riana Duce, Matt Prendergast, and Adela Rajnović.

Following its two-week run in Leeds, Dracula: The Untold Story will head out on a national tour.

Just before midnight, as revellers 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 witnessed Count Dracula’s destruction 70 years before. But Mina Harker has not been seen since 1901. And if she were alive, she would be ninety years old.

As Mina confesses to events that are much more terrifying than in the original, she retells the events of Bram Stoker’s classic novel. She claims it’s the true story. The untold story. And she must tell it now, before sunrise, before it’s too late, before…

Unfolding on stage as a live graphic novel, Dracula: The Untold Story is a chilling new version of the classic gothic vampire tale that you thought you knew so well.

Adela Rajnovic, Riana Duce & Matt Prendergast - imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse - Dracula The UntoId Story - Photo Ed Waring
Adela Rajnovic, Riana Duce & Matt Prendergast – imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse – Dracula The UntoId Story – Photo Ed Waring
Riana Duce - imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse - Dracula The Untold Story - Photo by Ed Waring
Riana Duce – imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse – Dracula The Untold Story – Photo by Ed Waring
Riana Duce, Adela Rajnovic & Matt Prendergast - imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse - Dracula The UntoId Story - Photo Ed Waring
Riana Duce, Adela Rajnovic & Matt Prendergast – imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse – Dracula The UntoId Story – Photo Ed Waring

Dracula: The Untold Story runs at Leeds Playhouse until 9 October before touring to Liverpool Playhouse, Derby Theatre, Dukes Lancaster, Watford Palace Theatre, Mercury Theatre Colchester and finally The Lowry, Salford Quays.

For more information, visit https://www.imitatingthedog.co.uk/dracula/ and https://leedsplayhouse.org.uk/events/dracula-the-untold-story/

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