Mark Gatiss stars in this chilling three-hour audio adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire story, dramatised by Jonathan Barnes. When a young solicitor, Jonathan Harker, visits the heart of Transylvania - ostensibly to meet reclusive nobleman Count Dracula - he cannot begin to imagine what horrors might lie in store for him there...or the chain of events he will set in motion at Castle Dracula. Soon, Dracula's bloodlust spreads to England's shores, and Harker's fiancee, Mina Murray, becomes embroiled in his affairs. Her best friend, Lucy Westenra, falls victim to the vampire's thirst, and it is only with the help of an unlikely bunch of allies that the Count might be defeated...but can the undead ever truly perish? This release also includes a bonus CD, featuring interviews with Dracula's writer and cast, plus a selection of James Dunlop's soundtrack for the production. This full cast version of Dracula was released 119 years after the story's original publication - an ever-fresh classic that new readers discover over and over. The writer/producer team last worked together in producing a new audio version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Star Mark Gatiss is a hugely busy giant of British television, most recently scripting Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time, and Sherlock. For some he's most often thought of as one of the members of The League of Gentlemen. CAST: Mark Gatiss (Count Dracula), Joseph Kloska (Jonathan Harker), Deirdre Mullins (Mina Murray), Nigel Betts (Abraham Van Helsing), Rupert Young (John Seward), Alex Jordan (Arthur Holmwood), David Menkin (Quincey P. Morris), Rosanna Miles (Lucy Westenra), Elizabeth Morton (Mary Westenra), Ian Hallard (Renfield), Edward Petherbridge (Mr Swales), Katy Manning (Sister Agatha).