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Dracula (Action To The Word)

By | Published on Sunday 24 August 2014

Let’s get the obvious bit over with: this cast is very attractive. It’s almost kind of ridiculous. Now on with the review… This show is brilliant fun. Having built a reputation for high energy, physical interpretations of classics, Action To The Word return to the Fringe with a steampunk rock musical, and they do not disappoint. More tongue-in-cheek than previous productions, this show frolics and crescendos as the fake blood pours. It’s refreshing to see this incarnation of the eponymous character as jittery and childish, unlike the silent, brooding vampires of recent years; there hasn’t been a Count this deliciously camp since Gary Oldman. Live instruments blast an unapologetic soundtrack including Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’. As ostentatious as Rocky Horror, this is pure indulgence.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Hannah Cutting]