It’s been announced that Dominic Dromgoole’s theatre company Classic Spring is to return to London next year with a double-bill.
Following a season of Oscar Wilde plays at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre in 2017 and 2018, Classic Spring returns to the capital to present the double-bill of FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA from January 2020.
Both adapted and directed by Dromgoole, the pieces will follow the ethos of the company to present plays as originally intended. In this instance, FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA will be framed in Victorian and Regency Theatre, utilising music, comedy, drama, tableaux and song to tell the stories, staged in London’s ‘most gothic auditorium’, Hackney Empire.
FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA will run as a double-bill between 17th January and 16th February 2020. The plays will be performed in repertory with audiences getting a chance to see both shows matinee and evening on Saturdays and Sundays through the run. The cast and full creative teams for the productions are still to be announced.
Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Classic Spring was formerly Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, overseeing one of it’s most successful periods from 2005 to 2016. Since his departure from the Globe, Dromgoole set up Classic Spring Theatre Company, making their debut with a year’s worth of work by Oscar Wilde in the West End. Additionally, Dromgoole started his own film company, Open Palm Films.
FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA will run in repertory at London’s Hackney Empire from 17th January to 16th February 2020. Tickets are on sale now.