A tingling Vampirella with orchestral bite

Vampirella by Siobhán Cleary

Sarah Brady in Vampirella Pic: Colm Hogan

Vampirella by Siobhán Cleary

RIAM and Lir Academy

Smock Alley Theatre, March 23

One good thing you can say about Dracula and his extended family is that they are always good for a giggle – and an occasional belly laugh too. And that was the case in this commissioned world premiere by Irish composer Siobhán Cleary.

The hour-long chamber opera used the familiar theme of an unexpected visitor – in this case, a ...