Vampire drama explores effects of consumerism


Joseph Wilde’s vampire tale exploring self-identity and confronting the effects of consumerism on society plays Brighton’s Marlborough Theatre from May 1-3.

Cuddles was created in the wake of the London riots and is a look at how society teaches us that what we consume dictates our identity.

Spokeswoman Emma Berge said: “Teenage vampire Eve has never known what sunlight is. Everything the 13-year-old knows about the world is derived from what her sister Tabby has told her. She has never left her darkened room and has just one living human to cuddle.

“She lives in a world crammed with story book characters. In Eve’s world Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins and the cast of Dante’s Inferno are real; where princes with adjectives instead of names seduce beautiful princesses against the odds. Eve does everything a good little vampire girl should, including drinking her (human) sister’s blood. But one day, Tabby tires of opening her veins and, in a breath, Eve’s whole world changes...”

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