Alumni Lee Ward Works on Dracula The Play!
Amazing work from BA (Hons) Production Design for Stage & Screen alumni and designer Lee Ward who has been working alongside James Gaddas on this theatrical adaptation of Dracula which is touring the country.
On stage at Darlington Hippodrome on Tuesday 15th February, this contemporary take on the famous gothic tale re-imagines and dissects Bram Stokers original story!
“The most famous Gothic horror story of all time. Few stories capture the imagination more powerfully than ‘Dracula’. But when James Gaddas (‘Bad Girls’, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Medics’ etc) comes across Bram Stoker’s original handwritten copy while working on a satellite channel TV show, what he reads chills him to the bone.
From strange encounters in the Count’s castle in Transylvania, to his ghostly arrival on a ship of death off the coast of Whitby, through midnight seductions and a heroic pursuit across Europe, racing against the setting of the sun – all have served to thrill and excite readers in equal measure. But this copy contains pages never actually published and leads him to a terrifying discovery. What if everything we thought we knew – was just the beginning? What if it’s not a story – but a warning! What if the legend – is real!”
Speaking of the project Lee said “I had a great time working with the team, lots of talent in the room. What we produced together is something I’m very proud of.”
To see more of Lee’s work you can head to his Instagram @itshollowproductions