This year sees Kendal Community Theatre (KCT) celebrate a major literary and dramatic milestone. It’s exactly 200 years since the first vampire story appeared in print. KCT which has claimed the streets of Kendal as its own dramatic auditorium will be staging street theatre performances in four locations in Kendal Town Centre 6th July.
“Right now we want Regency Belles, Colin Firth-lookalikes, Vampires – anyone who would like to dress-up elegantly, and join in a Street Theatre extravaganza.”explained Director Chris Taylor, “Kendal Community Theatre will tell four stories all accompanied by mimed action and live music.”
John Polidori wrote The Vampyre 80 years before Dracula appeared and 20 years before the reign of Queen Victoria began. Polidori’s story is set in the wilds of Scotland entitled The Vampire, or The Bride of the Isles, a dramatization and. It was first produced and dramatized by J R Planché and its this play that KCT will also be staging at Kendal Museum July 10-13
This means that KCT are also looking for 8 actors and extras for The Bride of the Isles, or the Vampire Vanquished by Love. This is a one-act melodrama more Belles and more ‘Colin Firths’ and plenty of some kilts are going to be essential
Both productions have been planned to have short intensive rehearsal periods.
Vampyre Street Theatre – 3 rehearsals and The Bride of the Isles – rehearsals through June.
Everyone interested should contact Chris Taylor email [email protected]