Le Navet Bete, in association with Exeter Northcott Theatre, presents

Dracula: The Bloody Truth

Sat matinee 2pm

STOP! It is of vital importance that you stop what you’re doing and read this very carefully. Your life may depend on it…

You must have all heard by now of the recent novel, ‘Dracula’, that was released three years ago in 1897 by that dreadful man Bram Stoker, yes?  I gave that money grabber, Mr Stoker, all of my research notes, letters, diary entries to write up to warn you…It wasn’t a fictional story at all, no!  It was fact, true, real, I was there!  I saw the madness, the supernatural.  I saw the vampire.

Excuse me, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Professor Abraham Van Helsing, MD, D.Ph., D.Litt., etc, etc, of Amsterdam. I have put together a theatrical performance, along with three other actors I have hired, to warn you all of the dangers of vampires and how to deal with one if the situation arises. Now what are you waiting for? It is imperative that you book your tickets right this instant! It’s a matter of life and death.

Exeter based Le Navet Bete (Dick Tracy, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) are committed to creating hilarious, physical and totally accessible comedy theatre using creative and engaging storytelling. This brand new comedy theatre show will take audiences on a journey across Europe from the dark and sinister Transylvanian mountains to the awkwardly charming seaside town of Whitby whilst the frantic Van Helsing and his three amateur actors try to stage a life-changing, factual theatrical production of the events of Dracula. Directed by one of the UK’s most exciting comedy directors, John Nicholson (Peepolykus) and designed by Phil Eddolls (Mark Bruce Company, Improbable Theatre) Dracula: The Bloody Truth promises to have the vampires back in the ground and leave audiences flying high.



Event Info


Preview (Thu Eve): £12
Family Ticket: £30 for 3, + up to 3 more tickets £10 each

Fri & Sat Eve & Sat Matinee: £15
Family Ticket:
£39 for 3 + up to 3 more tickets £13 each

Schools: £9 for groups 10+1 FREE teacher ticket with every 10 students booked

FREE Pre-show Vampire Talk: Friday 31 March 5.30pm, in the Northcott Theatre Bar
Nick Groom, Professor of English Literature at Exeter University, and world expert on Gothic fiction will present compelling medical evidence of the ‘real’ vampires that Dracula was based on.
No advance booking is required for this event and anyone is welcome to attend.

This show contains pulsating lights, loud sound effects, pyrotechnics and haze effects.



Running Time

2hrs 10mins book now