Southside’s October 2017 production was Drakul by John Heimbuch, directed by Steve Tanner.

Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is the quintessential vampire tale, and it created the most unforgettable horror icon in literature. Part charming aristocrat, part violent murderer, Count Dracula is a chilling combination of the supernatural and the human: a being of unimaginable evil lurking just beneath a skin-deep mask of civility.

 John Heimbuch’s stage adaptation “Drakul” stays faithful to the original novel but brings Mina into the centre of the action.

Under the electric lights of Victorian London, she is enamoured of a handsome young solicitor. But when Jonathan disappears on a business trip, her friend mysteriously falls ill, and Mina is approached by an alluring foreign prince, a shadow falls over their lives.

As the Count’s influence grows across London, Mina and a group of near-strangers, band together to rid the world of the Un-Dead terror.

“Heimbuch intriguingly explores the psychology of these characters and the peculiar motivations that drive their actions.” ~ Examiner.com.


Prince Vladislaus Tepes Drakulya – Rory Vieyra

Count Drakul – Derek Mills

Mina Murray – Wendy Cummings

Jonathan Harker – Paul Dagley

R.M. Renfield – Leigh Crocombe

Prof. Abraham Van Helsing – Paul Emery

Dr John Seward – Chris Paxton

Lucy Westenra – Bethy Hughes

Arthur Holmwood – Tom Morgan

Quincy Morris – Ed Fargher

Vampire Brides – Emma Burford, Rachel Henderson and Amy Wedgwood

Wendy Cummings and Rory Vieyra
Leigh Crocombe and Rory Vieyra
Chris Paxton, Leigh Crocombe and Wendy Cummings
Tom Morgan and Ed Fargher
Paul Dagley, Wendy Cummings, Chris Paxton, Paul Emery, Tom Morgan and Ed Fargher
Tom Morgan and Bethy Hughes
Paul Emery
Emma Burford, Rachel Henderson, Paul Dagley and Amy Wedgwood
Paul Dagley
Paul Dagley and Derek Mills
Leigh Crocombe and Paul Dagley
Bethy Hughes and Tom Morgan
Emma Burford, Leigh Crocombe, Rachel Henderson, Amy Wedgwood and Chris Paxton
Bethy Hughes
Bethy Hughes, Paul Emery and Chris Paxton
Chris Paxton, Bethy Hughes and Tom Morgan
Wendy Cummings, Bethy Hughes and Rory Vieyra
Rory Vieyra
Wendy Cummings and Bethy Hughes
Ed Fargher and Bethy Hughes
Wendy Cummings and Bethy Hughes
The Cast and Crew