John Tiffany to Direct U.K. Premiere of Let the Right One In, Based on Swedish Novel and Film

News   John Tiffany to Direct U.K. Premiere of Let the Right One In, Based on Swedish Novel and Film
 
John Tiffany, currently represented on Broadway by his productions of Once (also West End) and Macbeth, is to direct the U.K. premiere of Let the Right One In, a new stage adaptation by Jack Thorne of John Ajvide Lindqvist's 2004 romantic horror novel and the subsequent 2008 film of the same name.

According to press materials, it is a tender, funny and brutal love story following the burgeoning relationship between Oskar, a lonely, bullied teenage boy and Eli, a young, centuries-old young vampire who befriends him.

The stage version is produced by the National Theatre of Scotland by arrangement with Marla Rubin Productions Ltd. and Bill Kenwright, in association with Dundee Rep Theatre. It will begin performances at Dundee Rep June 5 prior to an official opening June 8, for a run through June 29.

Rubin was co-producer of the 2010 Olivier Award-winning The Mountaintop that subsequently transferred to Broadway, and with Kenwright co-produced the West End and Broadway transfers of Festen, originally at London's Almeida and also based on another successful cult Scandinavian film.

The associate director of Let the Right One In is Steven Hoggett, choreographer of Once, and it features music by Ólafur Arnalds, set design by Christine Jones, lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan, sound design by Gareth Fry and special effects design by Jeremy Chernick.

The cast comprises Rebecca Benson, Paul Thomas Hickey, Lorraine M McIntosh, Angus Miller, Cristian Ortega, Martin Quinn, Chris Reilly, Stuart Ryan and Ewan Stewart. To book tickets, contact the box office on 01382 223530 or visit www.dundeerep.co.uk for more details.

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