Dracula

June 03, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

An outstanding production, it must have been, I watched it 3 times. Always one of my favourite horror stories, Gregor Duncan's interpretation of Liz Lochead's interpretation of Bram Stoker's interpretation of the Romanian legend of Dracula is superb. It was very easy indeed to forget that this was a student production, sometimes an excuse for making allowances. No allowances were needed, and I have watched many less interesting professional productions over the years. Stewart Ferguson as Van Helsing and Robert Aitken as Dracula avoided the trap of becoming Pantomime Characters and walked the very difficult line of delivering lines which could easily have become camp and corny. Not once did I detect any sense of this becoming Carry on the Count which this production could so easily become. All the cast were excellent, but additional special mention goes to Jamie Lemetti playing a suitably deranged, and well directed, Renfield.


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