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Picky vampire can't eat sweets in Let The Right One In

Published on Apr 15, 2014 6:56 AM

LONDON (REUTERS) - A vampire who is a picky eater might seem to be a contradiction but is the star of the show in Let The Right One In, the latest transfer of a cinema hit to the stage.

Although the main characters are teenagers - albeit one of whom is several centuries old - this National Theatre of Scotland production that has just opened in London's West End is not for children, nor for squeamish adults.

There is not all that much blood on stage but there is enough, and it starts flowing in the first five minutes.

Eli, the androgynous Right One of the title played by Rebecca Benson, needs it. Hakan, travelling with her under the assumed identity of being her father, has the job of finding it.

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