If you're trying to decide whether to come and see the next Lympstone Entertainments presentation, read what Frank Ruhrmund recently wrote for the Cornishman newspaper about the performance at the Acorn Arts Centre in Penzance:
"As brilliant as it is batty, Rabbit Theatre’s production of "DRACULA" is a triumph for all concerned."
Directed by Simon Harvey, adapted by Andrew McPherson from Bram Stoker's novel published in 1897, and performed by David Mynne, a founder member of the celebrated Kneehigh Theatre, who comes up with a solo performance best described as a tour de force, it is completely compelling.
The howling of the wolves to the music made by the children of the night, noises matched only by the enthusiastic and deserved ovation David Mynne received at the final curtain, despite his "badly battered body" or perhaps because of it, he held his huge audience transfixed, as if impaled by one of the anti-vampire stakes that finally did for Count Dracula.
From his devouring of flies to his entrance of the tiny tombs, from his doubling and trebling of characters, from Dracula himself to Jonathan Harker and his fiancée Mina, her friend Lucy to Dr Seward and Professor Van Helsing, to his multiplicity of sound effects, not forgetting his finger ballet in the light of the moon, all but a show stopper, this was a dramatic masterclass and he was magnificent.
Not to be missed; you'll be sorry if you do.
Lympstone Village Hall
Thursday 5 March 7.30pm
Doors and bar open at 7pm.
It is suitable for everyone over 12 years of age.
Tickets: £8 (U16 £4)
Box Office: LympEnts c/o Demelza Henderson
2 Brookfield Cottages
(opposite the former Post Office)
01395 272243 or 07516 322853