Bob Theatre
P4 –S1

Curriculum for Excellence Resources

The themes of light and dark, good and evil are explored with humour in this macabre world. The pupils’ response to this mixture of puppetry, story and film references links to Literacy and English and to Expressive Arts.

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links:

Literacy and English principles and practice

Reading and responding to literature and other texts play a central role in the development of learners’ knowledge and understanding. Texts not only include those presented in traditional written or print form, but also orally, electronically or on film.

Literacy and English

To show my understanding across the different areas of learning, I can identify and consider the purpose and main ideas of the text. LIT  1-16a

Expressive Arts

Inspired by a range of stimuli, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through drama. EXA  1-13a/ EXA  2-13a

Class Stage
P4 –S1
Curriculum Links
Expressive Arts
Literacy and English
Traverse Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Capacity: 99
Seating: Theatre seating

Strobe lighting is used in this show.

Traverse Theatre
Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
  • Thursday 1 June 10:45
  • Thursday 1 June* 13:15
  • Friday 2 June 10:15
  • Friday 2 June 19:00
  • Saturday 3 June 11:30
  • Saturday 3 June 15:30
  • *Post show Q&A

Dracula, but not quite as you know it.

Nosferatu tells the gripping classic story of a young lawyer who travels to the Carpathian Mountains to buy a castle from the mysterious Count Orlock. And that’s when it gets scary… and very funny too.

Bob Theatre have pushed the idea of light and shadow of this traditional tale to its most extreme limits with dramatic and colourful lighting and ingenious light bulb puppets. Using an imaginary book on vampires, the actors enact the story through the puppets with contagious enthusiasm, while cello and fairground music add to the intense feeling of expectancy and suspense.

“Nosferatu combines gripping storytelling, fantastic acting, imaginative puppetry and decors, as well as dramatic lighting... It is children’s (and adults’) theatre at its very best.” Plays to See

Nosferatu was co-produced by Bob Théâtre - Rennes and Théâtre Lillico – Renne. It was supported by Conseil Régional de Bretagne, Ville de Rennes. With additional support from the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni En Scene! programme.

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