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Count Dracula’s Late Night Vampire Party!



The Count invites all creatures of the night to vamp it up at Downstage on Friday 15 December at 11pm for a special late night horror performance of Dracula.

As the dastardly Prince of Darkness, George Henare goes for the jugular during his return to Wellington. “I’m delighted by the magic of this production – Dracula promises to be an enchanting evening of illusion”. Starring alongside George is an all-star cast of ghouls comprising of Ken Blackburn, Jennifer Ludlam, Danielle Mason, Steven Ray and Teodor Surcel and Robert Tripe.

Nominated for two Chapman Tripp Awards (Lighting Designer of the Year, Phillip Dexter and Sound Designer of the Year, Thomas Press) Dracula has already been thrilling and entertaining audiences this season at Downstage. This is a chance to see a Hollywood Gothic Horror when things go bump in the night, when all you want a bloody good night out. Groups of 6 or more will get a complimentary glass of Lindauer Special Reserve

“We hope everyone will get into the spirit of the performance and dress up as ghoulishly or beautifully as they like” say Director Catherine Downes “so grab you fangs, don your cloaks and sink your teeth into the great late night horror party of the year. It’s going to be a bloody good night!”

So get a gruesome group together, dress up & we’ll see you for a fun night of delicious theatre!

“You can keep your Bela Lugosis, your Vincent Prices, your Christopher Lees and all the rest of the vampire actors and would-be Dracula’s. From now on there is only one Dracula for me.

George Henare, who somehow manages to be believably both dead and undead, gives a brilliant performance that is solid, mysterious, scary, and melodramatic without going over the top. He avoids camp and cheap theatrics as deftly as Dracula avoids garlic, wolfsbane and crucifixes.”

Laurie Atkinson, The Dominion Post


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