24 May 2010 to 29 May 2010
Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol
And from Nosferatu to True Blood and Being Human . . Our fascination never dies.
This darkly comic double bill featured two plays with strange and disturbing new takes on the undead theme.
St. Nicholas is by one of Britain's most successful playwrights, Conor McPherson, many of whose plays have a supernatural theme (The Weir, The Seafarer).
Love Bites is by local novelist Crysse Morrison whose short plays 'Thursday Coma' and 'Your Time Starts Now' were a hit with critics and a sellout success at the Alma last year.
'Vampire Nights' was directed by Stepping Out Associate Director Chris Loveless and was our first project working with Stepping Out Associate Artist Matt Ward who performs for an incredible ninety minutes solo in Conor McPherson's powerful, eerie and haunting monologue.
Kirsty Cox - Carrie
Matthew Ward - The Angel
Matthew Ward - The Theatre Critic
Director - Chris Loveless
Design - Ann Stiddard
Lighting Design / Technician - Paul Lewis
Sound - Hoxa
Photography - Toby Farrow
Produced by - Steve Hennessy / Ann Stiddard
"Theatre critic as blood sucker - who'd have thought it? But more originally, and crucially, the vampires here are addicts too - craving blood just as many of us (and the critic himself) crave alcohol and drugs. "
Andy Batten-Foster, Venue Magazine
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