Opens: 31/10/2012 Closes: 03/11/2012 Barbican, LondonTaking from Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula for this sumptuous thriller, Norwegian theatre company TR Warszawa is back at the Barbican for the third time. Directed by Grzegorz Iarzyna, who took on Sarah Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis to brilliantly evocative effect in 2010, this enters a dark world inhabited by creatures of the night. For added bite, it opens on All Hallos’ Eve.
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Guardian“Slackly directed piece...” There are only fleeting hints of FW Murnau's movie, and Grzegorz Jarzyna's production exists in a state of suspended animation, drifting between scenes from the story without ever quite getting its teeth into what makes them eerie...
The Huffington Post“Lacks the overall chill that Bram Stoker evoked...” Technical difficulties with unwanted noise on the actors' microphones and a sluggish speed on the display of English subtitles made the production less accessible that it might have been...
The Arts Desk“The momentum of the evening pulses slowly, and in unequal waves...” It is lighting and style that give a sense of coherence, rather than plot and character...The evening is not, perhaps, the most fun you can have with a fang, but the deep veins are worth sinking a tooth into...
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