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Leighton House

The Viy: Gogol's Vampire

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Vanessa Woolf during a performance

Event Information


2 November 2023


From 7pm; doors open at 6:30pm


Leighton House


About the event

Join London Dreamtime for a night of terror and wonder, all set to a live score.


A performance based on a proto-vampire tale by 19th century Ukrainian author Nokolai Gogol about his all-seeing monster, the Viy! A story of mystery and intrigue retold by  master story teller Vanessa Woolf and accompanied by a newly composed score by George Hoyle, aka 'Cunning Folk''.


Useful information

  • Please be aware that the story includes magic, fantasy violence and gruesome horror.
  • The event is suitable for ages 15+.
  • Doors open at 6:30pm for the chance to visit the historic house.
  • The performance will take place in Leighton's studio at 7pm (total duration 90 minutes, with 15 minute interval)
  • Doors close at 9pm.


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