‘Every age has its own vampires . . .’ – Snoo Wilson
Vampire is a tour de force of theatre which takes us through 150 years of British history. Chronicling the movement from countryside to city and the various forms of repression which have plagued women throughout, each of the three acts examines the ‘vampires’ of its age from the Victorians’ prudishness to the modern S&M culture.
Director Richard Romangnoli described the play as ‘a work of great theatrical imagination based on enduring themes existing in the realms of the real and surreal; a playground full of possibilities whose only limitations are our own imaginations.’
Vampire was written for Paradise Foundry Theatre Company, who gave the first production at the Oval House, London, on 28 April 1973.