BRAM STOKER'S terrifying tale of Dracula was brought to life through a series of terrific performances from Alloa's Alman Dramatic Club.

The group put on 11 shows over two weeks at the Coach House Theatre, and were delighted with how they all went.

The plays were set in an upstairs attic of Jonathan Harker, who some years back had the experience of the Dracula tale.

After receiving a letter from Bram Stoker asking him about his story, the play then unfolds as Jonathan revisits his journals from the time.

Gerry Docherty, the show's director, told the Advertiser: "Artistically, it was a tremendous success in many ways.

"It was one of the best team efforts we've ever done, because it really depended on everything we could muster.

"From video projections to lighting and sound effects, along with the spanking performances."

In particular, Gerry praised "big George", one of the Alman's members who simultaneously played both Dracula and Jonathan Harker.

He said: "The work and input from George Marcinkiewicz was fantastic: pretty much all of act one was a one-man presentation.

"So George was really a tour de force."

Gerry was also pleased to see the turnout for the shows as they picked up over the two weeks.

Amazingly, one couple from Greece who were on holiday even stopped by to watch one of the performances, after finding out about it on the web – which delighted the Alman team.

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