Dance event of the week: Dracula

Wed to 27 Mar Sadler's Wells, London EC1
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The Independent Culture
Fresh from the success of their new Carmen on tour, Northern Ballet Theatre arrive at the Wells for a rare London season with one of their earlier hits: Dracula, not yet seen in town. When it was premiered, the company sent the critics garlic, the recommended precaution against vampires; audiences wishing for similar protection had better bring their own.

Ken Russell first recommended the subject to Northern's late director Christopher Gable, who devised and oversaw the production. It now boasts designs by the ever-reliable Lez Brotherston, music specially written by Philip Feeney, and choreography by Michael Pink. Chilling, flesh-crawling and sexually fascinating are among the adjectives applied to it so far; with Bram Stoker's story, how can it go wrong?

Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1 (0171-863 8000) Wed to 27 Mar, 7.30pm, mats Thur & Sat, 2.30pm

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