Dracula Returns to Derby

Date: 14 Jul 2024 - 31 May 2025

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Dracula Returns to Derby
Various Derby locations

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Description

In 1924, the iconic theatrical adaptation of Dracula made its world premiere right here in Derby. But when the curtain rose, the monstrous figure from the novel had transformed. Derby's Dracula was no longer a terrifying creature, but a suave and charming figure, donning evening attire and an elegant opera cloak. This depiction became the blueprint for Hollywood's Dracula, captivating audiences worldwide.

As we mark this centenary year, Derby celebrates the diverse incarnations of Dracula, from Bela Lugosi to Blackula. Keep an eye out for an array of events and workshops throughout the city, spanning from 2024 into 2025.

This initiative is part of an AHRC research project led by the University of Derby in collaboration with Derby Museums, Sheffield Hallam University, and Bournemouth University.

Join us in exploring the fascinating evolution of this timeless character!

Find out about Derby Museums events here. Find out more about Dracula Returns to Derby here

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