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Original radio play by Angela Carter, later forming the basis for the short story The Lady of the House of Love in the collection The Bloody Chamber. Broadcast at BBC RADIO 3, 20 July 1976,(61 min)

Carter describes it: the "lovely lady vampire' skulks in her Transylvanian castle, "bored with the endless deaths and resurrections", and caged by "hereditary appetites that she found both compulsive and loathsome". A young British officer arrives, who kills her with the innocence of his kiss, and then goes off to die in a war "far more hideous than any of our fearful superstitious imaginings".

ORIGINAL CAST[]

Countess Vampirella/Elizabeth Ba'athory..........Anna Massey

Count Dracula/ Sawney Beane/ Henri Blot……..David March

Hero..........Richard O'Callaghan

Mrs. Beane...........Betty Hardy,

Other parts played by....David Graham, Elizabeth Lindsay

Greek Priest........John Theocharis.

Announcer: John Curle.

Produced by Glyn Dearman.


RTÉ version[]

RTÉ Drama On One did another verion of Vampirella in 1992, produced by Aidan Mathews.

CAST Rté

Vampirella.............Cathryn Brennan

Jonathan Harker....David Heap

Count Dracula.........Aiden Grennell

Mrs Beane................ Barbara McCaughey

Sawney Beane.........Peter Dix

Necrophiles...............Kate Minogue and Michael James Forde

AN EVENING WITH ANGELA CARTER[]

On 2018, BBC produced An evening with Angela Carter, presenting new versions of Carter's Vampirella and Come Unto these Yellow Sands mixed with readings of Carter's commentaries.

CAST BBC 2018 version

THE COUNTESS ... Jessica Raine

THE COUNT ... Anton Lesser

HERO ... Oliver Chris

MRS BEANE ... Doon Mackichan

SAWNEY/GATEKEEPER/PRIEST ... Kevin McMonagle

BOY ... William Gidney

YOUNG COUNTESS ... Tilly Meeson

VILLAGERS/PEASANTS ... Pip Williams, Rose Reade, Lucy Mangan, Tré Gordon

Director/Producer - Fiona McAlpine

Sound Design - Wilfredo Acosta

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