Dracula - A Comic Thriller Starring Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson
Published by Dramatic Publishing
Large Mixed Cast
It's therefore imperative that the Count be stopped before all of London becomes his personal buffet
But alas, the renowned sleuthing duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson are vacationing somewhere in the Belgian Congo and won't return for weeks
So what to do?
Fortunately, Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson - the resourceful nieces of the famous detectives - prefer to save London from annihilation than study for their upcoming exams!
They're joined by Sabrina Van Helsing - daughter of Bram Stoker's celebrated vampire slayer - and her close friends, Jonathan Harker and Wilhemmina Murray
And Lucretia Dobrinski - Sherlock Holmes' no-nonsense housekeeper who refuses to be left behind
Now this courageous band of novice vampire slayers sets off to do battle with the Prince of Darkness
Lightning bolts and thunderclaps abound as the audience arrives at the foreboding Castle Dracula
And trembles at Dracula's magic powers
And is thrilled by a breathtaking race across Europe
With Dracula on his schooner and Jonathan in his carriage, who will be first to arrive on the English coast!
Other characters include the lovely Lucy, who is rapidly falling under Dracula's spell
And Doctor John Seward, bumbling director of a local insane asylum
And Renfield, a fly-eating lunatic who seeks immortality by becoming Dracula's servant
But can our intrepid young heroes vanquish Dracula before he devours all of London?
There are certain to be bites and screams galore
And Vampires that bubble in the sunlight
And an ending that will surprise even the most savvy of theatre-goers
All accompanied by an onstage team of musicians and sound-effects artists who interact with the cast while underscoring the action with a wide range of comic sound effects and musical accents
M6,F6 + Any number of Extras
Runs about 90 minutes
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