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Dracula, but with a Doric twist

By Kirsty Brown

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Directed by Joanne Findlay, Jenny Emslie and Martin Danziger and using Doric text translated by Robert Steven, MODO have brought Bram Stoker's classic vampire story to life with a new Doric twist.

Following its premiere at Aberdeen Performing Arts’ Light the Blue Festival, the show toured to festivals in Italy and France, as well as performing at Peterhead Scottish Week.

The most recent performance took place in the grounds of Aden Country Park, with three performances left - two at Slains Castle - reportedly the inspiration for the fictional castle in Dracula - and one at Glenlivet Public Hall.

The award winning local circus company bring the story to life with a variety of spectacular performance skills including fire artistry and juggling.

Doricula. Picture: Phil Harman
Doricula. Picture: Phil Harman

The production reflects the inspiration Stoker found in his frequent visits to Slains Castle and Cruden Bay.

Building on the success of previous shows, Modo has created a new show based on the classic novel, Dracula, with a strong emphasis on the inspiration that Bram Stoker found in Slain’s Castle and the history of the area, during his frequent stays in Cruden Bay, and the result is highly physical production that combines circus, fire and street theatre with infectious, atmospheric music, bringing to life one of the great classics and its debt to Aberdeenshire.

The remaining shows will take place at Slains Castle at 7pm on Thursday, October 17, and Saturday, October 19, and in Glenlivet Public Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday, October 26.

For more information you can visit: www.facebook.com/DoriculaModo.

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