Le Navet Bete, the Exeter-based physical comedy theatre company, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year with a brand-new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
In association with Exeter Northcott Theatre, Dracula: the Bloody Truth, will take audiences on a journey across Europe from the dark and sinister Transylvanian mountains to the awkwardly charming seaside town of Whitby whilst the frantic Van Helsing and his three amateur actors try to stage a life-changing, factual theatrical production of the events of Dracula.
Formed in 2007, the award-winning Le Navet Bete are Artists in Residence at the Exeter Phoenix and last year became Associate Artists at the Exeter Northcott Theatre.
Matt Freeman, co-director of Le Navet Bete said: “As a company that really sees Exeter as our home we have always relied on building key partnerships with other organisations in the city. We have always worked closely with the Bike Shed Theatre and Exeter Phoenix but our relationship with the Northcott is helping us develop from a small-scale to a mid-scale touring company.”
Directed by one of the UK’s most exciting comedy directors, John Nicholson (Peepolykus) and designed by Phil Eddolls (Mark Bruce Company, Improbable Theatre) Dracula: The Bloody Truth promises to have the vampires back in the ground and leave audiences flying high.
Dracula: the Bloody Truth will be at the Exeter Northcott Theatre from Thursday, March 30 to Saturday, April 1. Buy your tickets.
After Exeter, the show goes to The Athenaeum, Plymouth, and continues on tour – to find out where, pop over to the Le Navet Bete site.
(from a press release)