In the centenary of Bram Stoker's death Ouroboros Theatre need your help to explore the mind and celebrate the life of the man behind the legend of Dracula.
In this new play by Paul Walker, directed by Karl Shiels, the audience is immersed in the world and life of Stoker (Denis Conway), we enter his mind, explore his inner torments, his relationship with the actor Henry Irving (Robert O'Mahoney), his relationships with his wife, Florence (Ruth McGill) and with his son Noel. We are brought back in time to an era of shadow and gaslight into the world that inspired his literary works. Stoker presents an external vision of the writer's internal mind.
Paul Walker is a renowned Irish writer who's previous stage credits include 'Decked', 'Ladies & Gents', 'God's Grace', 'Adrenalin'. Film and TV credits include: 'Deception', 'The Clinic', 'Stardust', 'Prejudice', 'Synchronicity', 'Miss Mansfield & Me'.
Ouroboros was born out of Theatreworks and has a combined 17 year history in producing epic theatre for the Irish and international stage. Previous productions include: 'The Death of Harry Leon', 'Translations', 'Making History', 'Myrmidons', 'Amadeus', 'Mutabilitie', 'Tales from Ovid', 'Richard III', 'Macbeth', 'Troilus & Cressida', 'Anna Karenina', 'Venus & Adonis', 'The Fetishist'.
The show will run from 27th October to the 11th of November in Stoker's Alma mater The Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity College Dublin
The Stoker creative team is as follows:
Denis Conway as Bram Stoker
Robert O' Mahoney as Henry Irving
Ruth McGill as Florence Stoker
Director: Karl Shiels
Musical Director: Roger Gregg.
Lighting design: Andy Cummins
Costume design: Sinéad Cuthbert
Set design by Marcus Costello
Producer: Pamela Murray
Written by: Paul Walker
We have gathered together funds for renting the venue, and covering staff costs. We need your support to create Stoker's Lair through construction of the set, and costumes. Funds raised will also cover programme printing. Ouroboros does not sell programmes, it is included in the ticket price as a lasting memento of the show. However this increases the print costs substantially.
"Stoker" is a self funded production, we have received no arts council production funding HOWEVER we have been lucky to receive a grant from the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Philanthropy Initiative whereby for every €3 we raise philanthropically we will receive an additional €1 from the department meaning any donations you make are even more valuable to us. We must reach 100% of our Fund it target in order to be able to unlock this grant.
We are immensely grateful for any support, no matter how small, you can give to us in helping to mount this exciting new show.
Denis, Pamela and the Stoker Team