Teenage vampires… you think you’ve heard it all before?

With franchise sensations, Twilight and The Vampire Diaries dominating the tween sphere for many years, you would think vampire love stories were done and dusted…

But this is the haunting Swedish version and it’s much darker than any Bella love triangle.

Let the Right One In is an adaptation from the acclaimed novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

Written by Jack Thorne, who this year won a BAFTA Award for best mini-series, the production will make its Australian Premiere for the Black Swan State Theatre Company on November 11.

The story centres around a sensitive teenage boy, who is bullied and desperate for companionship before he meets Eli, a young girl who turns out to be (you guessed it) a vampire.

As their friendship blossoms, so do gruesome killings in the area and the story explores the depth of forgiveness when your dearest is doing the unthinkable.

This is a BSSTC directorial debut for new Artistic Director Clare Watson who says the show will inspire love and thrill in equal measure.

“Let the Right One In will be the Black Swan debut for both of the extraordinary lead actors, Sophia Forrest and Ian Michael.

“Creating new relationships in a rehearsal room and sharing the characters’ tenderness and intimacy with the audience is one of the great joys of making theatre.

“The set is ambitious and bold…and scary. If you can scare people in the theatre, it’s as satisfying as making them laugh,” she said.




The Production comes with such a cult following, a free panel discussion is planned:

Tainted Love: FREE Panel Discussion on the vampire/horror genre and the significance of the Swedish film. Perfect for film aficionados and horror enthusiasts.

Monday 06 November, 6pm – 7.30pm @ State Theatre Centre of WA

 Numbers are limitedBookings via Eventbrite.


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