Rat adds new dimension to horror classic

A new production of Dracula features an unusual star - a live rat.

The play by William McNulty is adapted from the Bram Stoker novel and is being staged by Carving in Ice productions in association with the Hamilton Operatic Society.

Directed by Gaye Poole, the play is presented at The Metor till September 8.

The production features a live rat which has kept the cast on its toes during rehearsals and is bound to engage the audience.

Professor Van Helsing and his brave comrades must hunt down and destroy the profoundly evil Count Dracula. But the Count is exceedingly resourceful, employing superhuman strength, psychic powers, and shape-changing to confound and frustrate his antagonists.

Culminating in a wild and shocking confrontation between the King of Vampires and those who would rid the world of him, this adaptation is an action-packed, blood-soaked retelling of Bram Stoker's classic tale of horror.

- Hamilton News

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