Ballymoney born actress Jayne Wisener is to appear in a Northern Irish production of Bram Stoker’s iconic gothic tale as one of the vampire’s wives.
Jayne has been cast alongside Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh and West End and Broadway star Rachel Tucker as the brides of Dracula in upcoming show called Jonathan Harker And Dracula.
Star of stage and screen Gerard McCarthy will double up, playing both Jonathan Harker, whose diaries chronicle the bloody tale, and the greatest supernatural character of all time, Count Dracula.
Jayne, Kym and Rachel will feature in pre-ﬁlmed sequences to be projected on stage with Belfast actor Gerard McCarthy.
“We wanted three powerful, strong, sexy women to play the brides of Dracula and I’m delighted that Kym, Rachel and Jayne are on board,” says Gerard.
“The three of them together will be a force to be reckoned with.”
They are expected to shoot the sequence in Belfast this month.
Directed by Ulster Theatre Company’s artistic director Michael Poynor, Jonathan Harker and Dracula will run from September 18 to 27 at the Theatre At The Mill in Belfast prior to a UK and Irish tour.
Jayne Wisener became a household name playing Johanna in Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd alongside Hollywood A-listers Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
She also played Lauren in The Inbetweeners, Sandie Morrow in Northern Irish production Six Degrees and Stacie in E4’s Misfits. Her stage credits include Mary Phagan in Parade (Donmar Warehouse) and Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden (West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Jayne also played the lead character ‘Jay’ in the 2012 feature film, Life Just Is, starring alongside Paul Nicholls.
Last year Jayne starred as Cinderella at The Grand Opera House, in Belfast in the pantomime, Cinderella.
The announcement of the production was tweeted at midnight from the production’s official account @MrJHarker: “Tonight, when the clock strikes midnight, all the evil things in the world will have full sway... “They’re coming! #BridesOfDracula”.
Using multiple cameras, backing screens, projections, surround sound and a newly commissioned score, this solo tour de force is guaranteed to make audiences scream.