Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Halloween Countdown: Dracula Plaque

DC Editor Adam writes

Halloween is coming and I'm a bit of a fan.

Throughout October I'm going to be sharing a few Halloween posts to accompany my ghost- and horror-themed tours over the season.

This week it's Dracula Week on the Daily Constitutional. So here's a Drac 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…

Join me on the London Horror Story Tour here in London this October. I'm leading the tour on Tuesdays 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th October & Saturdays 12th, 19th & 26th October. Book here…

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