Dracula heads to Whitby

Posted on: March 19th, 2014 by Trevor | No Comments

Ed’s solo project Dracula: Die Laughing makes history in April when it will become the first play to be performed at the Whitby Goth Weekend .

But North East theatre-goers will be able to see the show first in two warm-up shows at the Westovian Theatre in South Shields (opposite the Haven Point sports centre) on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23.

The play will then be performed at the Coliseum Theatre, Whitby on April 26 and 27 as part of the annual Goth festival. The festival has been running since 1994 and attracts upwards of 12,000 people of all ages and nationalities, many of whom dress as Goths.  As the play is a spoof about Dracula being pursued by vampire hunters and hiding out at the Whitby Goth Weekend it should fit the bill nicely.

The show played small venues in a practice run last autumn, attracting sell-out audiences and gales of laughter in Durham, Sunderland and North Shields.

Producer and director Gareth Hunter of Ion Productions said: “Anyone looking for a good laugh shouldn’t miss this show. It’s hilarious; Dracula like you’ve never seen him.

“We are delighted to have been invited to the Whitby Goth Weekend as an official part of the prestigious event.”

The cast is South Shields-based Paul Dunn and Craig Richardson and Sunderland-based Corinne Kilvington and Lauren Waine.

For further information visit the Dracula Die: Laughing Facebook page.

Tickets for the South Shields show cost £8 and can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in Haven Point (Ocean Road) or via 07751246176.

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