Fun, fangs and other fab treats - a delight.
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. 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.
A remarkable example of high professional skills, witty writing and easy rapport between stage and audience when actors understand thier craft. Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden expertly played this spoof version of the celebrated horror story as though it was the easiest and most natural thing to do. 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?'... It was all done in a style that could not have been bettered.
Bram Stoker's chilling gothic masterpiece has been transformed into a fast, furious and funny show. Dracula makes perfect pantomime fare... A warm, funny show with spooky classics such as Bat Out Of Hell, Bad Moon Rising and In The Midnight Hour etc.
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. 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
"Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. I first saw this show a number of years ago but it was even better this time round. You both make it look so effortless."
"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, 2019)
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
Neeld Theatre Chippenham
The Space Arts Centre, London
The Square Chapel, Halifax
Underground Theatre, Eastbourne
Wimbledon Studio Theatre (2012, 2013)
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
Maltings Theatre, Berwick
Arts Guild, Greenock
Regal Theatre, Bathgate
East Kilbride Arts Centre
Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld
North Edinburgh Arts Centre
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
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
The Well Theatre, Moffat
Lochgelly Arts Centre
Alloa Town Hall
Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills, London
Coombe Wood Tennis Club, Kingston upon Thames
Kingston Boat Club, Kingston Upon Thames
Windlesham School Theatre, Sussex
Golf Club, Cushendall, N. Ireland
Sheskburn Centre, Ballycastle, N. Ireland
Carlops Village Hall
Scottish Highlands Tour
Steppingley Village Hall
Bromham Village Hall