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Thu 10 Oct - Sat 12 Oct

Irving Undead

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3 Performances

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7:30pm

Venue York Medical Society - 23 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AW, York Medical Society

Price £12.00

Irving Undead

Thu 10 Oct - Sat 12 Oct

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Thu 10 Oct - Sat 12 Oct

Times

7:30pm

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York Medical Society - 23 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AW, York Medical Society

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£12.00

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Irving Undead

Henry Irving is dead.

Queen Victoria knighted him. Oscar Wilde applauded him. Shakespeare lived through him. And some whisper that Bram Stoker immortalised him – by writing the horror classic Dracula.

But Henry Irving is dead now. And Dracula is very much alive. A state of affairs that Irving will not accept.

Join Irving’s restless spirit as he tells the story of how he transformed himself from a stuttering, spindly country boy into the most formidable actor of the nineteenth century. It is a story of a man who petrified London with his Gothic portrayals of mad monarchs, guilt-stricken murderers and the devil himself. It is a story of the ever-present threat of scandal and ruin, of obsessive artistic devotion, of doomed love. A story of a man who could never escape his monsters – even in death.

Come and witness James Swanton – winner of Outstanding Performing Artist in the York Culture Awards – in this bravura resurrection of the strangest actor who ever lived.

'A compelling physical presence'

Michael Billington, The Guardian

'Superb … It couldn't have been more vivid!'

Miriam Margolyes

'Startling and enthralling … A remarkable performer'

Simon Callow