A Critical Stages & Virginia Hyam Production
Director Sheridan Harbridge
Designer Ashisha Cunningham
Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
Musical Direction Stephen Kreamer
With Tommy Bradson and Sheridan Harbridge
Part-vaudeville, part-cabaret, part-blood-bath, Nosferatutu is a musical meditation on art, beauty and solitude through the ages, in an orgy of bloodletting.
A ballet is about to begin. Backstage the dancer stretches. An usher closes the door and the lights make their slow descent to darkness. The air is electric, and the audience – hungry for show. The applause begins, and somewhere near the front, clapping so hard his hands hurt, is a vampire.
From the minds and mouths of multi-award winning raconteurs Sheridan Harbridge and Tommy Bradson, Nosferatutu is an outrageous and wild ride across the most sublime arias in history, gargled through a cocktail of human haematoma.
Previous Tour Dates
22 – 23 June 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Banquet Room, Adelaide Festival Centre
August 22 2017 Glen Street Theatre, Sydney
“The sheer joy of seeing virtuosity, drenched in silliness, speaking to all our fears of loneliness and all our hopes for finding love and acceptance. When theatre companies talk about programming work that will attract new audiences to the theatre, Nosferatutu is the work they want even though they can’t possibly imagine it. Sheridan and Tommy are the next generation of talent so big it just sweeps you away.” Lee Lewis, Griffin Theatre Company
What people are saying
Nosferatutu is full of joy and madness, meta-theatricality and genre in-jokes. On one level its nonsense and hijinks, on another it’s deconstructing theatre, the vampire and dance genres, storytelling, even gender. TimeOut Sydney
Bradson is a revelation of character, song and improvisational talent… Harbridge demonstrates spectacular talent for roping in the unexpected, and the more finessed components of physical comedy. Broadway World
On stage, Bradson is an enchanting performer, a Frankenstein monster assembled from our memories of Rowan Atkinson and Marc Almond at their respective best. He wields a kind of magic that is bizarre and confusing, but mostly, it is transportative, taking us effortlessly away to, well, anywhere else but here. Suzy Goes See
Whey-faced, eyes picked out in kohl, and fitted with needle-like fangs, Bradson creates a compelling tragic-comic figure in Kevin, whose neurotic monologing comes at you with the force of a fire hose. Jason Blake
Audiences adored the production in its first season at Griffin earlier this year. With great reviews, production stills and marketing collateral all ready to go to support marketing campaigns, we will work closely with presenters to support bringing this work to a broad audience.
Sheridan Harbridge‘s previous work, SONGS FOR THE FALLEN, had very successful seasons in Australia, NZ & New York, & received rave responses from audiences & critics alike.
Cross-over appeal for young 18-35 audiences, looking for something original and fun, whilst also having great appeal to a broader age range with its mix of ballet, opera, cabaret and exceptional performances offering something for any lover of the performing arts.
Suits proscenium arch theatres, black box/studio spaces, thrust stages.