Spooky night planned at city theatre

HAUNTING PERFORMANCE: Javier Torres as Dracula in the Northern Ballet's adaptation, which will be screened at Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre on Wednesday. Picture: EMMA KAULDHAR

SIR Robert Helpmann Theatre will deliver a haunting night of entertainment next week as Bram Stoker’s classic horror story Dracula is resurrected the United Kingdom’s Northern Ballet.

Limestone Coast theatregoers are urged to don their spooky best for Wednesday night’s screening, presented as part of Country Arts SA’s Arts On Screen program.

Created by Northern Ballet’s artistic director David Nixon, with atmospheric music by Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Part, Michael Daugherty and Sergei Rachmaninov, Dracula is a thrilling adaptation promising to leave viewers thirsty for more.

The haunting take of passion and immortality is played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing and grilling theatre – it is ballet with a dramatic bite.

The dark tale of the immortal Count is played out through Northern Ballet’s blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatre enhanced by gothic sets and costumes.

Country Arts SA venues manager Sussan Baldwin encouraged patrons to get dressed up in spooky threads and see that ballet “isn’t all swans and princes”.

The screening starts at 7pm with tickets available from the Mount Gambier theatre’s box office.