Dracula: Blood is life is staging at Resorts World Sentosa from 28 October 2016 til 13 November 2016. I attended the Gala Premiere last Friday at Resorts World Theatre and it was my first time watching live stage play. Dracula is classified as 16 (Horror).
Synopsis by Sistic
“DRACULA” by Steven Dietz
This Halloween, the world’s most famous horror story “DRACULA” wings it’s way into Singapore, in a major, brand new and spine-tingling stage production by American playwright, Steven Dietz.
This thrilling stage show takes up residence in a most fitting location – Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa – from the 26th of October 2016, until 13th of November 2016.
Produced by UK Theatre Company Ewing Entertainment, this terrifying stage adaptation of Stoker’s classic novel made its World Premiere in Bangkok with Anglo/Thai Superstar Hugo Chakrabongse in the titular role, but this time Dracula will be played by British actor Keith-Lee Castle.
This lavish stage show boasts an enormous and stunning design by veteran theatre designer, Sean Cavanagh, (Joseph & The Technicolour Dreamcoat, Rat Pack Live In Las Vegas) spectacular lighting by Knight Of Illumination Award winner Ben Cracknell (London Olympic Ceremonies 2012, Annie, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice).
The production is underpinned by an impressive underscore by Grammy Award, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominee, Kevan Frost (“Taboo” on Broadway & West End) and is all brought together under the flawless and captivating direction of Joe Harmston, best known for his considerable work with leading UK theatre producer, Bill Kenwright, as well as his work in directing over 20 Agatha Christie productions, seen by over 2 million people in the UK.
Singapore audiences will be excited to receive a local star presence in Narelle Kheng, who will perform the role of Lucy for this limited season.
This charged and blackly thrilling production has received rave reviews, and promises to be Singapore’s premium Halloween night out.
Narelle Kheng (Lucy Westenra) , Mina Murray (Elena Valentine), Keith-Lee Castle (Dracula) , Tom Mccarron (Jonathan Harker), Christien Anholt (Dr Seward)
The whole play is so British I would say. From the accent, sentence structure of the dialogue and whole settings which some who are not used to the accent will need sometime to process. The inter-switches between scenes were nicely done capturing the moment of the scene. However, it is quite confusing for those who watched the play for the first time and know nothing about the story. It takes a bit of time to piece everything together.
As the story unfold and getting hang on the play, I find it interesting and learning the art of appreciation from it. The casts are well-versed with good acting skills. And if you are seated further away from the stage, you can’t really see the expressions of the actors. I was seated at row 4 and I can feel how the actors and actresses put their heart and soul immersed into their playing role.The story also touches bits of Christianity and how they use bread, garlic as a charm against evil.
The whole play is approximately 2 hours 25 minutes with 15 minutes interval.
If you are interested with stage play, you can also participate on the on-going giveaway.
All you need to do:
Step 1: Like the facebook page http://facebook.com/thedraculashow
Step 2: Simply post a photo of the official poster or take a selfie with the official poster on your social media (FB/IG). Includes in the following hashtag: #draculabloodislife , #dracularws #draculaRWScontest.
Contest ends on 4 Nov 2016.
28 October 2016, Friday, 7.30pm – Gala Premier
29 October 2016, Saturday to 13 November 2016, Sunday with show at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
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