by Bram Stoker
created and adapted by shake & stir theatre co


The Gothic horror story swoops the country in a gripping, critically-acclaimed production created by shake & stir returning to QPAC for a strictly limited season.

When young lawyer Jonathan Harker visits Castle Dracula deep within the Carpathian mountains, he's not expecting the strange hospitality he receives from his mysterious host. Alone and trapped within the castle walls, Jonathan discovers that Dracula wants more than his presence at the dinner table – he might also be the main course. Leaving Jonathan for dead and his castle behind, Dracula travels to London on a quest for seduction, true love and above all – blood.

From the company behind the multi-award winning, national touring productions of 1984 and Animal Farm comes this new adaptation of Stoker's twisted tale that sold out in record time – do not delay.

★★★★★ “The atmosphere in the theatre was electric. The audience was in the palm of the ensemble's able hands, and rose to a unanimous standing ovation at the play's conclusion.” ArtsHub
“Bloody and brilliant - do not miss this!” Broadway World
“The hottest stage tickets of 2017.” Sydney Morning Herald 

Adaptors Nelle Lee and Nick Skubij
Director Michael Futcher
Set Designer Josh McIntosh
Costume Designer Leigh Buchanan
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Sound Designer and Composer Guy Webster
Fight Director and Movement Coach Nigel Poulton
Dramaturg Michael Futcher

Featuring Ross Balbuziente, Nelle Lee, Adele QuerolNick Skubij, Michael Wahr and David Whitney

  • Warning

    Haze/smoke effects, strobe lighting, simulated violence, sexual themes, supernatural elements

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Presented by shake & stir theatre co and QPAC

Pricing Guide

Admission Adult $65 Concession^ $55 Youth^^ $39
Admission Admission $27 1 teacher free per 10 students
Make a schools group booking

^Pensioners, Seniors, Full-time Students

^^Under 26 years old

Please note, a transaction fee of $6.95 applies per transaction. Minimum price may be available for selected shows only. Please see Pricing Guide for further details.



    Curriculum Connections:

    - Gothic Theatre
    - Transformation of a classic text
    - Novel Study / Text Analysis
    - Magical Realism
    - Ensemble Theatre
    - Contemporary Australian Theatre
    - Convergent Forms


    - Supernatural
    - Gender Representations
    - Love/Passion
    - Transformation
    - Power
    - Traditional VS Modern


    shake & stir theatre co’s adaptations are punchy, impressive and aim to push boundaries for students. This brand new stage adaptation of Dracula will deepen students’ understanding of the novel. Students can compare and contrast the text and play, exploring the themes and issues presented for a new, modern audience.


    An ideal example of Gothic Theatre for your students. Through shake & stir’s unique approach to storytelling your students will witness a performance of Gothic Theatre, Ensemble Theatre and Magical Realism helping to deepen their understanding and providing an excellent example of how a text can be transformed for the stage. With striking set design, lighting and sound design and clever manipulation of the elements of performance/drama, this production promises to engage and inspire your students.

    This production comes with a comprehensive Teachers’ Resource Kit & Dramatic Elements compiled by shake & stir’s Education Manager, Naomi Russell. The kit will be available to download a month before the production and includes curriculum connections, pre and post show class discussions and activities and extra insight into the production specifically for teachers and students.

    For further education information please email naomi@shakeandstir.com.au


"This production is that good I can see it touring worldwide." By Sydney Weekend Notes

"It is good to see Dracula done with real presence and taken seriously and designers of set and sound and lighting will rightly marvel. " By The Canberra Times

"The atmosphere in the theatre was electric. The audience was in the palm of the ensemble's able hands, and rose to a unanimous standing ovation at the play's conclusion" By ArtsHub