Nosferatu (1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre. Notable as the first cinematic interpretation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 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’s new 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 by the composer, and combined with F W Murnau’s iconic images makes for a genuinely remarkable and unique cinematic experience. Tickets cost £12.50.
Dyad Productions will stage A Room Of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf at the Phoenix on Wednesday, October 19, at 7.30pm.
The award-winning creators of Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Orlando, Female Gothic, Christmas Gothic, The Time Machine, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe and Dalloway return with a 21st-century take on Virginia Woolf’s celebrated talk.
Take a wry, amusing and incisive trip through the history of literature, feminism and gender. Meet Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen, Aphra Behn and Shakespeare’s sister, Judith. Travel to the far-flung future of 2028. But whatever you do, keep off the grass.
Rebecca Vaughan (Dalloway, Orlando, Austen’s Women, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) performs Woolf’s 1928 exploration of the impact of poverty and sexual inequality on intellectual freedom and creativity. Tickets cost £15 (£14 Rob’s Theatre Club members).
Legendary comedian Griff Rhys Jones will bring his Work In Progress tour to the Phoenix on Thursday, October 20, at 8pm.
Join the star of Not The Nine O’Clock News, Alas Smith And Jones and Three Men In A Boat as he returns to the stage with an hour of stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies. Tickets cost £14.
To book tickets for these shows visit www.phoenixarts.co.uk