Written & Performed by Brian Cochrane
Directed, etc by Jamie King

First Production:

Upintheair Theatre's rEvolver Festival:

May 24-June 4, 2017.
With presenting partner: Rumble Theatre.


Second Production:

Vancouver Fringe Festival:

Sept 7 - 15, 2018.

The Buzz:

"Vampires in Barcelona is very funny, offbeat – and I hesitate to call it sweet – but it’s sweet."
-Jo Ledingham,

"Cochrane’s a master of the deadpan pause... People want to hear something real and honest, and Cochrane offers all that, and ample self-deprecating humour, too."
-Janet Smith, The Georgia Straight

"Often laugh-out-loud funny, Vampires in Barcelona is cleverly constructed and a winning bit of theatrical storytelling."
-Mark Robins,

“You could not ask for a more amiable, confident presence in a performer. Really. He’s great onstage.“
-Colin Thomas,

The Show:
Vampires in Barcelona is a true story. Or, as true of a story as “being sent to a vampire bar by a magician you met at a hostel” can be when you’re telling it eleven years after the fact... 

The year is 2006. Brian is twenty-two years old, backpacking around Europe, and freshly in love. He arrives in Barcelona first thing in the morning after partying all night on a train from Paris. After struggling to find his hostel, sleeping off part of his hangover, and realizing his one year of studying Spanish in university isn’t going to cut it in the Catalan capital, his hopes for a quiet and introspective evening are sidetracked when he meets a heartbroken magician. The magician’s girlfriend has just left him for his best friend. And she’s also a vampire, apparently… But there’s no such thing, right? Maybe if Brian follows the magician’s recommendation and goes to the vampire bar he’ll get some answers… 

It's an intimate piece of theatrical storytelling exploring love, fear, and memory. Fans of The Flame and The Moth ought to dig it.


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Promotional Pictures Courtesy of Christine Quintana