When Dracula Came to Derby

Presented by Ann Featherstone

Wed 27 February 2019

At the Winding Wheel

Starts 7.30pm.

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1924. The year that Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula, was transformed into a stage play and had its premiere, not in the glitzy West End, but in Derby, at the Grand Theatre, Babbington Lane. Here, Dracula's trademark long black cape was first seen and a nurse patrolled the aisles to aid terror-stricken members of the audience! It was the beginning of the long stage career of the vampire Count, which would take the play from Derby to London and then to New York, when Hollywood beckoned. Join Dr Ann Featherstone in exploring this remarkable theatre debut and its reception in Derby and elsewhere.

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