Dracula - Welcome to D's was created in 2018 as a re-imagining of the classic Bram Stoker vampire fantasy.
Drawing its inspiration from Stoker's novel, Chantry's unique version of this timeless love story featured Mr D (Dracula) as the proprietor of an elegant cabaret club known simply as 'D's', complete with dancing vampires, all set against a Victorian steampunk backdrop.
You are very welcome at D's...in fact some people love it so much, they never leave.
Choreography - Paul Chantry & Rae Piper
Story & Design - Rae Piper
Lighting Design - Claire Childs
Composer - Tim Mountain
Dance Director - Gail Gordon
Costumiers - Emma Darban & Jenny Bowman
"I was totally mesmerised by this exciting and bewitching performance! I loved the clever choreography, the wonderful dancing and was enthralled throughout!"
"The whole story, staging, costumes, choreography and performance was electrifying and we were glued to our seats."
"This innovative and beautifully choreographed retelling of the ‘Dracula’ story makes for a truly spellbinding evening that has it all - incredible dancing, superlative acting, wonderful costumes - the list goes on. As a frequent visitor to the performances put on by large ballet and dance companies I find myself continually amazed by the sheer brilliance of the productions put out by this relatively small Grantham based company, You must see them!"
"A stunning performance of “Dracula - Welcome to D’s”! Amazing choreography, music and costumes brought to life by a wonderful cast of dancers.
Chantry Dance Company have opened my eyes to a genre of dance that I never knew I could enjoy.
Thank you and well done to all involved."
"Mesmerising, breathtaking & beautiful - only 3 of many words to describe this stunningly put together production. If the whole production itself doesn’t awaken an array of different emotions then the relationship on stage between Mina and Dracula will have you reaching for a tissue - truly inspiring."