Sink your teeth into a new play about Dracula

Goths in the region are being called on to have fun this Hallowe’en at a show written for next year’s official April Goth Festival at Whitby.

Dracula: Die Laughing is having a pre-Whitby tour calling it at North Shields just before Hallowe’en to give people in the region the first chance to see a “past-it” Dracula hiding from vampire slayers at the Whitby Weekend.

Gareth Hunter, from Ion productions who is directing the show, said: “It’s great fun. Part play, part stand-up and lots of audience interaction, it will be a howl and we’d like members of the Goth community with a sense of humour to also come along.

“We’ve deliberately chosen small, intimate venues so it has the feel of a comedy club. As the tour is around Halloween lots of people are dressing up for the occasion.”

The show, which stars north east actors Paul Dunn, Corrine Kilvington, Lauren Waine and Craig Richardson, was written by Ed Waugh, co-writer of Dirty Dusting, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To Durham, Alf Ramsey Knew My Grandfather and other national and international hit comedies.

Dracula; Die Laughing will be at the Magnesia Bank pub in North Shields on Wednesday, October 30, at 7.30pm.

Ttickets are priced at £8 and are available by calling the Magnesia Bank on (0191) 257 8392.

The show is suitable for ages 14 and upwards.