Vabre has worked closely with the sound designer and composer, Rachael Dease, to produce the maximum drama from the split second effects. Dease fed us hints of barely perceptible noises, through to a theatre shaking 130 dBs. Rachael chose some well-known songs as part of the soundscape, but the last beautiful melody was one of her own compositions

Rachael Dease’s haunting soundscapes are – as always – beautiful and evocative. Her original compositions enhance the production’s visuals effectively, adding to its otherworldliness.
— Theatre People

Let the Right One In

Presented by arrangement with Marla Rubin Productions Ltd. A stage adaptation by Jack Thorne, based on the novel & film by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Performed 11 Nov — 3 Dec 2017 at Heath Ledger Theatre

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.

DIRECTOR Clare Watson
CAST INCLUDES Sophia Forrest, Stuart Halusz, Ian Michael, Rory O'Keeffe, Clarence Ryan, Maitland Schnaars, Steve Turner, Alison van Reeken

The Let the Right One In programme is available in-season for purchase in the foyer or available to download here.