Local Sligo youth group Branching Out are staging 'Bram and Mam Stoker' at The Factory Performance space, Lower Quay Street on Wednesday October 10th to Saturday October 13th.
'Mam Stoker' - Charlotte Matilda Blake Thornley Stoker, was born in 1818 and lived on Correction Street in Sligo. She was 14 years old when cholera struck Sligo in 1832 with horrific and devasting results.
It is generally agreed that the stories she told Bram, who was bedbound until he walked at 7 years old, were the influencein his writings, most particularly 'Dracula'. She told him of ghosts and banshees, devils and death, cholera and famine.
Branching Out have created from their own writings and research a piece of theatre to honour and acknowledge Sligo's strong connection with Count Dracula himself through the story-telling of a mother to her child.
Prices for Adults are €10 and €8 concession. The show kicks off with the preview on Wednesday the 10th of October.