Let the Right One In

The Hippodrome Theatre proudly presents
“Let The Right One In”
by Jack Thorne
based on the Swedish Novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist
On stage Oct. 12 – Nov. 4

“I live on blood. But I am not… that… can I come in?”
The Hippodrome Theatre is proud to present LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, by Jack Thorne and based on the Swedish novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Directed by Lauren Warhol Caldwell, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is on stage from Oct. 12 through Nov. 4, with discount previews on Oct. 10 and Oct 11.

“LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is a tale of two outsiders finding their love for each other,” said Lauren Warhol Caldwell, Artistic Director of the Hippodrome Theatre and director of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. “It is beautiful and haunting,” Caldwell said, “But it is not your typical vampire story.”

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN was adapted by Jack Thorne, the Tony award winning playwright of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child currently running on Broadway. Jack Thorne also wrote the book for the much-anticipated Broadway adaptation of King Kong. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and the Swedish film by the same name, the Hollywood film is called LET ME IN. This captivating piece is a tender vampire myth told through the turbulence of a coming-of-age romance.

Special Dates for LET THE RIGHT ONE IN:
  • Wednesday, October 31 at 7 p.m.: Halloween showtime – wear your costumes for a haunted night at the Hipp!
  • Sunday, November 4 at 2 p.m.: Closing Performance
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“Let the Right One In is a truly rare piece of theatre, an enchanting, brutal vampire myth and a coming-of-age love story.” – National Theatre of Scotland.

Let the Right One In will wring your heart while scaring the mortal stuffing out of you…both the bleakest and most compassionate of vampire stories.” – The New York Times.

“A romance and a fairytale and a thriller and a chiller and a pretty thoughtful meditation on difference.” – The Guardian.

The New York Times calls LET THE RIGHT ONE IN a ravishing little romance of the undead that’s guaranteed to warm – and break – your heart, even as it chills your blood.”


Eli… Marissa Toogood* 
Oskar… Ben Tracy* 
Mum… Stephanie Lynge*
Jonny… Gregory Buckheit 
Micke… Orlando Mendez 
Hakan / Oskar’s Dad… Clint Thornton 
Halmberg / Avila… Charlie Mitchell 
Torkel/Nils/Janne/Jimmy/Jocke… Niall McGinty 
Stefan/Kurt… Bryan Mercer 

* Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Director… Lauren Warhol Caldwell
AEA Stage Manager… Lizzi Nehls*
Assistant Stage Manager… Abby M. Schneck
Production Manager/Lighting Designer… Robert P. Robins
Technical Director… Michael Eaddy
Scenic Designer… Mihai Ciupe
Scenic Designer Assist… Peta McKenna
Costume Designer/Costume Shop Foreman … Stephanie Parks
Costume Shop Adviser… Jessica Kreitzer
Props Designer… Colton Spurlock
Master Electrician… Neil Bearden
Mix Engineer… Amanda Yanes
Wardrobe… Nichole Williams
Wardrobe… Tori Lewis

This activity has been funded in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Coard of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council. For additional information or clarification contact Visit Gainesville/Alachua County at kmunden@alachuacounty.us or at 352-374- 5260.

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