Dracula heading for North East venues ahead of Halloween

The legend of Dracula is being brought to North East audiences in the build up to Halloween.

Thursday, 21st October 2021, 1:30 pm
Count Dracula on stage. Picture: NTC
Count Dracula on stage. Picture: NTC

Northumberland Theatre Company actor and writer, Stewart Howson, has reworked Dracula the Travesty for a production that audiences can really get their teeth into.

It is billed as a comedic version of the Bram Stoker legend with some silly, spooky and cheeky storytelling with a touch of gothic glee.

Louis Roberts, artistic director, said: “We’ve put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this production but mostly blood as that is what Count Dracula is particularly fond of.

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“It’s full of puns, slapstick and really awful jokes and despite the horror genre, it is suitable for all ages. It’s a production that’s got a lot of bite and it’s a little bit batty too.”

It can be seen at: Laurel’s Whitley Bay on October 26-27, The Dovecote Centre in Amble on October 28, Bamburgh Castle on October 29 and Prohibition Cabaret Bar in Newcastle on October 30-31.

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