Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company
Presented by arrangement with Marla Rubin Productions Ltd and Bill Kenwright. A stage adaptation by Jack Thorne, based on the novel & film by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
“Invite me in.” Eli
A deeply moving and enigmatic tale of friendship – of promises made and bonds sealed in blood.
This stage adaptation of the acclaimed Swedish novel and ﬁlm, Let the Right One In tells of a friendship between a boy and a centuries-old vampire. Oskar is a bullied lonely teenager living with his mother on a housing estate on the outskirts of town. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the ﬂat by day.
Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very, very long time. When a spate of sinister killings rock the neighbourhood, their lives become further entwined. How will they survive in a world that seems destined to tear them apart?
New Artistic Director Clare Watson marks her Black Swan directorial debut with this beguiling myth and coming-of-age love story.
As a special add-on event, Clare Watson will host a unique FREE panel discussion on stage with the company prior to the season. You'll hear from film aficionados on the vampire/horror genre and the significance of the Swedish film and novel, Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. More information via Eventbrite. Numbers limited, registration is essential.
CAST INCLUDES Ian Michael, Sophia Forrest, Stuart Halusz, Rory O'Keeffe, Maitland Schnaars, Steve Turner, Alison van Reeken
Director: Clare Watsontson
Set & Costume Designer: Bruce McKinven
Lighting Designer: Richard Vabre
Sound Designer/Composer: Rachael Dease
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