Dracula will make an appearance in borough

A comedy play based on the Dracula story, which has been invited to be performed at the Whitby Goth Festival, is coming to North Tyneside this autumn.

The show, Dracula: Die Laughing, will play the Magnesia Bank in North Shields on Wednesday, October 30, and has been penned by Tyneside playwright Ed Waugh.

The idea for the play came from the Whitby Goth Festival which is held every April and October, and attracts 12,000 people of all ages from all over the world.

Ed said: “My mate Les went last year and he never stopped talking about it, so I agreed to go with him next year but I felt if we were going it should be with a play.

“Everyone knows about Dracula being a vampire, and how it was at Whitby that he first came ashore.

“After doing research I felt we could have great fun with Dracula being a bit passed his best and, being pursued by Vampire hunters, takes refuge at the Whitby Goth Festival.

“We spoke to the organisers and they want to include us in the official programme alongside the bands, so we are delighted to be an integral part of the event next April.”

Dracula: Die Laughing, will be at the Magnesia Bank on Wednesday, October 30.

Tickets cost £8 and are available from the venues.