Wednesday 12th October 7pm & Thursday 13th October 2pm / Cinema

NOSFERATU


The Film

Nosferatu(1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre. Notable as the first cinematic interpretation of Bram Stoker’sDracula, its combination of expressionistic acting and unforgettable images render it just as powerful and unsettling today as when it first thrilled cinema goers 100 years ago.

Chris Green’snew score was commissioned by English Heritage for a live outdoor screening of the film at Dracula’s spiritual home of Whitby Abbey. The music is a haunting blend of electronic and acoustic instruments performed live by the composer and, combined withFWMurnau’siconic images makes for a genuinely remarkable and unique cinematic experience.

The Composer

Born into a musical family in Coventry, Chris Green began playing guitar at the age of eight and piano from the age of nine and plays most things with fretted strings or keys. Largely self-taught, he’s worked in a variety of musical genres including folk, theatre and early music. He’s a regular musician at Shakespeare’s Globe and was also one of the musicians on BBC’s Poldark, appearing in series 1 and 2.

He also writes and composes, having adapted The Wind in the Willows (2017) for GreenMatthews as well as A Christmas Carol: In Concert(2018), which London TheatreReviews described as“A delightful show… a lively retelling” In 2018, he released his first solo album switched-On Playford, which fuses 17th-century dance music with electronica, using a blend of early instruments, synths and loops. It was described by fRoots as“bloody brilliant…. an exquisitely-rendered and endlessly satisfying piece of work.

Performance Dates and Times

Wednesday 12th October 7pm & Thursday 13th October 2pm

Standard: £12.00 | Concession: £10.00

 

Running Time: 1 hour 34 minutes

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.

Measures we are taking in regard to arrival times for performances/film and the availability of refreshments will be communicated nearer to the time of your booking in a pre-show email.

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