Friday, 15 February 2019

Dracula In London

DC Editor Adam writes…

I'm leading the London Horror Story tour this Saturday night - meet me at St paul's tube at 7.30pm

Ahead of the tour, a few words on a London Horror plaque…

Commemorating: Bram Stoker at 18 St Leonard's Terrace SW3

Bram Stoker (1847 – 1912) leaves one helluva bloody smear on the landscape of English fiction – his 1897 epistolary novel Dracula.

His personal mark, like those of many an Irish man of letters, is left all over London. His name is carved into the stone of the Lyceum Theatre in the West End, where he worked for Sir Henry Irving for 27 years.

He worked also at the Prince of Wales Theatre and on Fleet Street, on the staff at the Daily Telegraph.

He died in St George’s Square, Pimlico, SW1 and his ashes are at Golders Green Crematorium – where his urn can be viewed by special appointment only.

Two summers ago, I took the cast of the Lion King in search of Bram at the Lyceum Theatre. Here's what we got up to…

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