Dracula - The panto!

There's a Vampire behind you!

This is a hilarious spoof of the Dracula story done panto style...

A bewildering series of costume changes with just 2 performers brings you a Dame, a naughty Count, countless others and great songs too.

An evening of first class fun for everyone aged 8 - 80, and don't think you have to bring a child to have a good time.

Do come - the Master is expecting you...

It is especially ideal for the winter months so book now to avoid disappointment and then you'll be able to say 'fangs' for the memory!!!


P.S. You really don't have to be accompanied by a child to have a great time at this show!!!


REVIEWS

Fun, fangs and other fab treats - a delight.

LONDON METRO

If you wanted to experience pure pantomime, with all the traditional audience participation, then you should have been here! We had noises off, slapstick and a bewildering series of costume changes, all involving only two performers. We felt sorry for Count Dracula, consistently foiled by an audience wielding hot cross buns on a stick. With slick interchanging of characters by Pat Abernethy, complete with classic stand-up gags, and Dave Marsden who played all the music and still managed to direct Pat's repartee, this was a real treat.

REDHILL ADVERTISER 


You never can tell what may happen in the theatre. The presentation of DRACULA by Isosceles Productions at the Brewhouse was a remarkable example of high professional skills, witty writing and easy rapport between stage and audience possible when actors understand thier craft.

Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden expertly played this spoof version of the celebrated horror story as though it was - which it certainly was not - the easiest and most natural thing to do.They were never put off thier stroke either by constantly having to change characters; by unexpected interventions by some excited children thoroughly caught up in the 'oh yes it does, oh no it doesn't' atmosphere.

Pace, comic timing, and total commitment to the business in hand combined with a sense of humour enable them in effect to say, 'This is very silly of course, but it's really great fun, isn't it?'. Patrick Prior, the author, cleverly gave the actors their chances. Directed by Jim Dunk they took them in a style that could not have been bettered.

TAUNTON TIMES 


He's behind you! And he's come to suck your blood. Bram Stoker's chilling gothic masterpiece has been transformed into a fast, furious and funny show. Dracula makes perfect pantomime fare. Things develop in typical pantomime style when Jonathan Harker and his fiancee Lucy are followed to Transylvania by Jonathan's mother, the Dame with her song sheet of spooky classics such as Bat Out Of Hell, Bad Moon Rising and In The Midnight Hour. Then the ubiquitous chase scene takes them over mountain pasture and frozen lake to England and back accomplished by some amazingly quick changes. All the parts are played by Isosceles duo Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden. This pastiche of Victorian high melodrama with the fond spoofing of traditional panto makes a warm, funny show, but it's Jonathan's hot-cross buns that save the day.

THE BIG ISSUE - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL



This is an hilarious pantomime style show on the Bram Stoker novel. The players kept the audience in stitches for an hour and twenty minutes with multiple costume changes including drag, a variety of silly props like squeaking rubber bats, sound effects, quick-fire ad-libs and of course audience participation. At the end, an enthusiastic curtain call brought the players onto the floor again. The evening was a wonderful pre Christmas treat - such a brilliant idea.

Andy Cookson, Minima Yacht Club


AUDIENCE REACTION

"I absolutely loved the show, it was a tonic."


"My ribs are aching from all the laughter."


"I love everything you do but I think this maybe the best - it was original, clever and great fun."


"The whole family had a whale of a time. We've seen lots of pantos and this one is the best."



This 'ISOSCELES' production opened at the Yvonne Arnaud Mill Studio in Guildford in June 2004; it has proved to be a highly energetic success and is hugely popular with all ages. Being a spoof on the Dracula story, done in panto style, there is definitely something for everyone. With just a cast of two playing all the parts, that gives a clue as to how light-hearted the show is; and there are some great songs too! 


The show has already been seen at:

The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

Wilde Theatre, Bracknell (2007, 2007)

Yvonne Arnaud Mill Studio, Guildford (2004, 2007)

Belfast Opera House Baby Grand

The Riverside Theatre, Coleraine (2005, 2006,2009)

Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

Dragon Theatre, Barmouth

Queens Theatre, Hornchurch

The Space Arts Centre, London

The Square Chapel, Halifax

Ifield Barn,Crawley

Underground Theatre, Eastbourne

Sleaford Playhouse

Wimbledon Studio Theatre (2012, 2013)

Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills, London

Coombe Wood Tennis Club, Kingston upon Thames

Kingston Boat Club, Kingston Upon Thames

Windlesham School Theatre, Sussex

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Arts Guild, Greenock

Regal Theatre, Bathgate

East Kilbride Arts Centre

Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Haddington Festival

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

The Old Courthouse, Antrim

Motherwell Civic Centre

Courtyard Theatre, Newtownabbey (2006, 2009, 2014)

Newry Arts Centre, N. Ireland

Roe Valley Arts Centrs, Limavady, N. Ireland

The Theatre, Newcastle, N. Ireland (2009, 2014)

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Derry Playhouse

Golf Club, Cushendall, N. Ireland

Sheskburn Centre, Bally Castle, N. Ireland

Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven

The Stables, Hastings

Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead

Epsom Playhouse Studio

Limelight Arts Centre, Aylesbury

Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs (2009,2013)

Palace Theatre, Halstead

Eccleshall School, Norfolk

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Maltings Theatre, Berwick

The Well Theatre, Moffat

Lochgelly Arts Centre

Alloa Town Hall

Carlops Village Hall

Coldingham Theatre

Scottish Highlands Tour

Steppingley Village Hall