In a partnership with RTÉ Culture and RTÉ Radio, a series of audio adventures awaits Stoker fans in a dedicated Bram Stoker Hub on RTE.ie/Culture, with special broadcasts of new and archive drama, and lots of Stoker-related content. RTÉ Radio One will broadcast a remastered version of the legendary RTÉ Players production of Dracula, featuring Aiden Grennell as the Count. A new, short radio drama by Peter Dunne will be broadcast on Drama on One during the festival. Donal Fallon’s Three Castles Burning will explore Stoker’s Dublin, and wonders if any of these places influenced Stoker. Liam Geraghty sinks his teeth into the legacy that Bram Stoker has left in pop culture in the five-episode podcast series Fangs, featuring guests such as Bram’s great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker, Anne Marie Pace, author of Vampirina Ballerina, and Norman Stiles, creator of Count Von Count on Sesame Street. In a special recording, available to watch via RTÉ Culture, Bram Stoker’s great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker presents a compelling and informative audio-visual presentation, Stoker on Stoker, the Mysteries Behind the Writing of Dracula. This year’s Bram Stoker Festival programme features everything from DracuHa!, a self-guided audio tour through Dublin; Eternal, a 20-minute immersive audio experience designed for one person to listen to lying down alone in bed; I Am Not Legend, a new work of horror film-art by Andrea Mastrovito, with soundtrack from Irish composers Matthew Nolan and Stephen Shannon; and Curse Hunters a mind-bending interactive adventure game for children, played through your phone.
Find out more about this year’s Bram Stoker Festival at bramstokerfestival.com.