Plays Directory : A Vampire Story

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Moira Buffini
  • Written
    2008
  • Setting
    flips back and forth between Victorian London and the modern day
  • Overview
    The synopsis of the play is ambiguous. Are the two central characters, the argumentative Eleanor and Claire, mother and daughter, as the eldest contends, or are they sisters? Are they vampires, on the look out for new meat, or simply troubled young women on the run? It's an attractive conceit, and one that draws in the punters - Queens drama professor David Grant is almost turned away, but they manage to fit him in somehow.

    The gothic atmosphere of the Elmwood Hall is the perfect setting for a story that flips back and forth between Victorian London and the modern day. The thrust stage is sparsely set, with school chairs littered here and there in the shadow of a lighting rig, which has dismembered mannequins protruding from between the bars. Downstage a girl in Victorian dress sits at a desk writing, even as the audience take their seats. This girl is Ella, a duplicate of the troubled Eleanor, who often echoes her lines.

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Connected mandy members:

Hannah Clancy
2018, Multi-role
Thornlea Studios
Matt Appleton
2017, Lord Ruthven
Sarah Harwood
2016, Clara Webb
Florence Hunter
2016, Fillet/Tina
The Tabard Theatre
Francesca McInally
2016, Director
The Tabard Theatre
Rebecca Jade
Rebecca Jade
Actor
2016, Ella
Claudia Kelly
2016, Marianne/Bettina
Madeleine Dittrich
2015, Claire
Joe Douglass
Joe Douglass
Actor
2015, Frank
Italia Conti
Shanna Logan
Shanna Logan
Actor
2015, Eleanor
Aly Holmes
Aly Holmes
Assistant Stage Manager
2013, ASM
Bute Theatre
Francesca Dunn
Francesca Dunn
Costume Maker
2013, Costume Dresser
Bute Theatre
Joe Sarrington
2013, Moon/Darvell
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Olivia Clements
2013, Claire
Bute Theatre
Oliver Asante
2013, Darvell
Barn Theatre
Nicola Redfern
Nicola Redfern
Deputy Stage Manager
2013, DSM
RWCMD
Lucy Green
Lucy Green
Actor
2013, Elenor
Bute Theatre
Rebecca Stomberg
2012, Tina and Point
Riksteatern
Vera Olin
Vera Olin
Actor
2012, Eleanor
Jason Kennedy
2012, Various characters
Tristan Bates Theatre