Let the Right One In An enchanting, brutal vampire myth

Let the Right One In


Key Information
  • Dates Mon 18 Feb 2019 - Sat 23 Feb 2019
  • Location Circomedia
  • Evenings

    7.30 PM

  • Matinees

    2.30 PM on Thu 21 and Sat 23

  • Ticket price

    ÂŁ17 full
    ÂŁ12 concession

An enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story adapted from the best-selling novel and award-winning film.

A stage adaptation by Jack Thorne, based on the Swedish novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Directed by Marcus Romer

Oskar is a bullied, lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighbourhood.

Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day.

Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends.

What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time.

Recommended age: 12+ 
Trigger warnings: please note that Let the Right One In features violent scenes, including bloodshed and self-harm.

By arrangement with Marla Rubin Productions. Image Credit: Hide the Shark

Running Time: 2 hrs 10 mins, including interval.


Creative and Technical Team

Director Marcus Romer
Set Designer Alana Ashley
Costume Designer Roisin Martindale
Lighting Designer Joe Stathers
Sound Designer Evie Nichols
Fight and Movement Director Jonathan Howell
Voice Coach Carol Fairlamb
Assistant Director Charissa Martinkauppi
Production Manager Jon Sherwood
Stage Manager Hattie Wheeler
Deputy Stage Manager Rachel Bell
Assistant Stage Managers Matthew Cruddace and Atlanta Russell
Production Electrician Bethany Hudson
Lighting Operator Oliver Wareham
AV Designer Daniel Harvey
Sound Operator Rachel Bell
Music Composer Andy Jenks
Construction Manager Hebe Perry
Construction Assistants Maya Barker, Danny Davies, Ambra Fuller, Ella Jackson, Felicity Simmons, Oliver Wareham, Joel Williams
Props Maker Meriel Pym
Scenic Art Supervisor Julie O’Connor
Scenic Artists Emma Inge and Radhika Parekh
Costume Supervisor Jemima Homer
Costume Makers Lotte Marsh and Tamara Pearce-Higgins
Costume Assistants Becky Davies, Rhianne Good, Katie Ireland Breakdown and Textile Artist Janie Powell
Special thanks to: Relics Hifi and Vinyl, Treasure Island Sweets, Bristol Old Vic, Avon Valley Railway, Avon and Somerset Police, Bristol Cameras, Calor Gas, Jenny Homer, Jonathan Howell, Simon Payne, Mark Foster.


Sneak preview…

Our Production Arts students have produced a podcast featuring interviews with the cast, crew and designers of Let the Right One In, giving an insight into the creative process behind the show.

This much I have learned about directing...

Director Marcus Romer has written a blog about the directing process and what he has learnt whilst working on Let the Right One In. You can read the entry on Marcus’ blog site.

About Marla Rubin Productions Ltd

London-based Canadian producer Marla Rubin began her career working in documentary films. Her multi-award winning theatre productions follow documentary film’s tradition of speaking truth to power – by championing inspirational stories of society’s misfits and outsiders.

After obtaining the stage rights to the cult classic Swedish novel and film LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, Ms Rubin commissioned and produced the stage adaptation in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland. Following the production’s launch at the Dundee Repertory Theatre in 2013, Rubin transferred the show to the Royal Court and then on to the Apollo Theatre in the West End prior to its American premiere at St Ann’s Warehouse in New York. The production won Melvyn Bragg’s 2014 South Bank Award for Best New Play in the UK, and was nominated for 4 New York Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Play. Ms Rubin has since produced the play in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Norway as well mounting a tour of the USA.

Prior to this, Rubin produced THE MOUNTAINTOP (Olivier Award, Best New Play, 2010) at Trafalgar Studios in the West End in 2010 before transferring the show to Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in 2012.

As her first theatrical venture, Rubin commissioned and launched the multi-award winning FESTEN at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End at the Lyric Theatre in 2004 (London Evening Standard Award: Best Director and Best Design (2004); Critic’s Circle Award: Best Director (2004); WhatsOnStage Award: Best New Play (2005); Sydney Theatre Award: Best Direction, Best Set Design, Best Costume Design (2005); and 5 Olivier Award nominations including Best New Play (2005), before transferring it to Broadway’s Music Box Theatre in 2006 and producing the play in 20 countries around the world.

Rehearsal Photography by Marcus Romer

Production Photography by Mark Dawson

As a student, the most important aspect of a course is putting into practice what you've been learning, and we do that constantly. I cannot recommend BOVTS enough - my showreel has never looked better! April Storm Perry, MA Screen Acting Student