In a season of Hackney Horror, Classic Spring presents the two greatest myths of the Gothic imagination, Frankenstein and Dracula Directed by Dominic Dromgoole, in their original theatrical versions.
Using all the entertainment fireworks of Regency and Victorian theatre – music, comedy, drama, tableaux, song and captivating story-telling – the earliest Fright Night Frisson will be brought back to vivid theatrical life.
From 1823, a world of romance and revolution, came the first adaptation of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s thrilling tale of technology gone beyond human control.
From 1897, came Dracula, Bram Stoker’s chilling telling of the darkest human obsessions. Stoker’s own theatrical version, only performed once before at the Lyceum by Henry Irving’s company, will form the basis for a new adaptation of this terrifying myth of repression and possession.
With a single company telling these two epic stories in London’s most Gothic auditorium, there is the chance, for those brave enough, of seeing both on Saturdays and Sundays!
Following their celebrated Oscar Wilde season in London’s West End last year, Classic Spring bring two of the world’s most terrifying tales to London’s most beautiful and atmospheric theatre, Hackney Empire.
Prices: £38 – £10, A+ £47.50 (plus £1.15 online and £1.35 over the phone)
AGE GUIDANCE: 8+
Evening performances are at 19.30 (not Sundays)
Saturday show times are: 14.30 and 19.30
Sunday show times are: 13.00 and 18.30
Early Bird Offer one production : by Book by 30 Aug get 15% off on all standard tickets
Early Bird Multibuy Saver : Book for both productions by Book by 30 Aug get 20% off.
(To get the offer you need to buy all tickets in one transaction to get the multi-buy discount and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts. The % discount will be deducted automatically off full price adult tickets at the checkout)