Dracula set to light up Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

CLASSIC, WITH A TWIST: Nick Skubij plays Dracula in the production heading to Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, May 2.
CLASSIC, WITH A TWIST: Nick Skubij plays Dracula in the production heading to Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, May 2.

A well-known Gothic horror story will be given a modern twist when it comes to town next month. 

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre will present Dracula on Tuesday, May 2. 

The production, by Bram Stoker, was created and adapted by shake & stir theatre co.

Nick Skubij is the co-adaptor and has thrown himself into his Dracula character. 

“With Dracula, it’s one of those fun roles where you get to pay something not like yourself at all,” he said. 

“You get the joy of going bold and playing an iconic character.” 

The production tells the story of young Lawyer Jonathan Harker who visits Castle Dracula deep within the Carpathian mountains. He’s not expecting the strange hospitality he receives from his mysterious host.

Alone and trapped within the castle walls, Jonathan discovers that Dracula wants more than his presence at the dinner table, he might also be the main course.

Leaving Jonathan for dead and his castle behind, Dracula travels to London on a quest for seduction, true love and above all - blood.

“Most people are familiar with the story but we’ll be lending a new vibe to it,” Nick said. 

“It’s an awesome production, amazing lighting and this huge automatic stage that revolves.

“Most people have been amazed at how big the production is.” 

Nick said the show will feature in every state and territory and has already been well-received. 

“The audience has ranged from teenagers to people in their later years and it’s that bit of timelessness that appeals to the younger audience and the more traditional one,” Nick said. 

For ticket sales and more information visit Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre