Theatregoers wanting a show with a difference have been looking forward to seeing Dragula, a musical about a cross-dressing vampire and his exploits in drag. For the moment, however, they'll have to hold their horses — Dracula's favorite method of transport, after flying in the shape of a bat — as the opening night has been postponed from July 28 to Aug. 11.
Dragula sees the villainous vampire on the prowl in gay London. He seduces pretty young Angelo, a wannabe pop star and promises him untold stardom and glamour in return for his virgin soul and entry into the world of the undead. Will Angelo and his lover Luke escape or will they be trapped by the evil Dragula, never again to experience the warm light of day that the breaking dawn brings?
Dragula is written and directed by Keith Myers, with choreography by Martin Wimpress, design by Alan Bower, costume design by Saskia Green and lighting design by Predeep Dash. Previews will begin Aug. 2, and the musical runs for a short summer season through Aug. 31.
Dragula is set against a backdrop of eighties hits from stars including Wham, Kylie, Bananarama, Donna Summer, Rick Astley, Wham and Yazoo.