The purpose of writing ‘Dear Dracula’ was to reassure children (and adults!) that Dracula is just a fictional character – as are all the other figures, however grim ‘n’ gruesome, that star in Halloween. This script is almost an apology for the original ‘Dracula’ story whilst attempting to reassure any who still think there is any element of truth in it!
Whilst October 31st is seen by many as a good excuse to dress up and have a fun time, it can provoke less positive reactions – understandably so, given, for example, ‘that’ story by Bram Stoker on which I have written a script, albeit a much-revised version which is available off www.plays-r-ussell.com under the title Dracula.
Cast of 10, Duration around 20 minutes.
Dracula: Exactly! Your story told! You have a great imagination, granted. But I have another story to tell – mine!
Freddie: I think I’d prefer just about any story to the one I’ve just heard!
Stoker: Well, it wasn’t meant for children like you!
Dracula: Aha! We agree upon something, at last!
(To Freddie) But wouldn’t you like to hear about the real me? A gentleman, I think in all respects – and certainly not a bloodthirsty fiend. I have led a perfectly respectable, if somewhat uneventful, life in Transylvania, along with these
(Enter 3 Carers)
Lovely ladies who help me in my work, and finding new homes for orphans.
Carer 1: We have never so much as stepped foot in England!
Carer 2: We just help the Count in his noble work.
Carer 3: To think his name has been used in such a way!
Carers: (Together, to Stoker) Shame on you!