Lancing students to perform horror classic

Taking a bite. James Stevens and Reuben Champion
Taking a bite. James Stevens and Reuben Champion

DRACULA will be retold with humour and melodrama when students at a Lancing school perform their version of Bramstoker’s classic.

Random Theatrical Experience will present Dracula – The Final Countdown, written by Geoff Bamber, at Sir Robert Woodard Academy, in Upper Boundstone Lane, this week.

The show is being performed by students from year seven through to year 13 as part of their annual “random” drama production.

The story sees solicitor Jonathan Harker sent to Transylvania to organise a property deal for the “mysterious” Dr Acula.

Harker’s task is made more difficult by the brides of Dracula – a trio with “less than honourable intentions”.

With the assistance of Dracula’s servant, Igoretta, Harker escapes and returns to England, where his fiancée finds herself in the company of a mysterious foreign man.

A mix of drama, music and dance, it is described as “a thrilling show not to be missed”.

Annabel Venn, drama teacher and director of the show, said: “The students have worked so hard to bring together a show of unexpected twist and turns, random happenings and a Michael Jackson-esque surprise in the finalé. As with all Random productions, there are some very funny moments. It promises to be an epic show.”

The production started on Tuesday, June 19, and continues tonight (Thursday, June 21) and tomorrow (Friday, June 22) at 7pm.

Tickets are £5 and £4 for concessions and are available from the box office on 01903 875514.