This Holloween, TheatreN16 will play host to Riot Act’s nü-gothic play, Lunatic, a new take on Dracula by Artistic Director Whit Hertford. Lunatic, examines the roots of psychotherapy through the secluded sessions between R M Renfield and alienist Dr John Seward of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Lunatic is a contemporary thriller and genre-redefining companion piece to the classic Victorian tale which explores the relevant veins of morality, sanity and fear of the unknown. POs-show, the 1931 version of Dracula starring Bela Lugosi by Tod Browning will be screened. Lunatic is directed and written by Riot Act Artistic Director Whit Hertford. Lunatic runs at TheatreN16 from 30 – 31 October 2016. BOOK TICKETS FOR LUNATIC
The genius of this work is that it opens up to us what is really great about the writer: his vision of humanity, his craft as a composer of lyrical epics of the struggle of people to find their way in a world full of dangers, challenges, betrayals, confusions and blind-alleys. It leaves you knowing that you will never be able to think about the creator of Peer Gynt or Mrs Alving in the same way again. And you feel so very, very glad about that. At last.