DRACULA will swoop into the Alhambra Theatre this month in a new stage production of Bram Stoker’s novel.

Olivier Award winner Cheryl Campbell and Philip Bretherton lead the cast in the classic tale of obsession and horror.

The show, running from November 27 to December 1, is described as a bloodthirsty resurrection of one of the most universally iconic novels ever written.

A spokesman said: “A monumental, genre defining classic that is known the world over, Dracula remains the father of all vampire tales.

“This sexy, dark and thrilling reimagining of Bram Stoker’s classic gothic story, is brought to opulent and irresistible life in a contemporary interpretation that includes all the definitive characters.

“Ben Hart’s incredible illusion design will create an atmosphere of spine-chilling fear as

audiences are shaken to their very core.

“Completely re-imagined by an exciting creative team, discover the story that started them all.

“In Transylvania, enter the castle of Count Dracula and his three brides. The Count, who feeds on the elixir of young blood to look youthful, will take you on a deliciously evil ride as he pursues his victims and encounters Jonathan Harker, Professor Van Helsing and Dr. Seward along the way.”

Bram Stoker’s Dracula was first published in 1897 and has since been made into countless radio, TV and Hollywood films.

Cheryl Campbell, who starred in TV shows Pennies from Heaven, Testament of Youth, Call the Midwife and Peep Show, plays Lady Renfield.

Having received a BAFTA nomination for her role in Dennis Potter’s Pennies From Heaven starring alongside Bob Hoskins, she went on to collect the award for Best Actress the following year for her depiction of Vera Brittain in the BBC’s dramatization of Testament of Youth.

Starring as Van Helsing, Philip Bretherton is known to millions for his roles in the BBC comedy As Time Goes By, BBC 1’s Casualty, and ITV’s Coronation Street and Footballers Wives.

Glen Fox, from recent hit BBC drama The Bodyguard, is Dracula, while Andrew Horton from daytime soap Doctors players Jonathan Harker.

Dracula is aimed at audiences aged 16 and above.

Visit bradford-theatres.co.uk or call 01274 432000 to book tickets.