Fangs Ain’t What They Used To Be

Posted on: October 7th, 2013 by Trevor | 1 Comment

With Trevor away for an extended summer break Ed has been beavering away on his first solo project, a comedy play based on the Dracula story, which is touring to various venues in the North East later this month.

The play, Dracula: Die Laughing, which will also be performed at next year’s Whitby Goth Festival, features an ageing Count who is being pursued by vampire hunters.

“It’s nowt like the original story really,” explained Ed, “but it’s canny funny. My mate Les went to the Whitby Goth Weekend last year and he never stopped talking about it. So I agreed to go with him next year but thought it might be a great place to take a play. Everyone knows about Dracula’s links to Whitby and I felt I could have great fun with a spoof about him being a bit past his best and taking refuge at the Festival to escape his pursuers.

“I spoke to the organisers and they were more than happy to include it in the official programme alongside the bands, so it will be an integral part of the event next April. In the meantime I thought it would be nice to give it a run locally first, hence the short tour of the North East.”

Dracula: Die Laughing will be performed at Collingwood College, Durham University, on  Tuesday, October 29,  the Magnesia Bank, North Shields on Wednesday October 30 and the Isis pub in Sunderland  from October 31 to November 2.

The play, which stars Paul Dunn, Corrine Kilvington, Lauren Waine and Craig Richardson is being produced by Gareth Hunter of Ion Productions who previously worked with Ed and Trevor on Son of Samurai.

All shows start at 7.30pm and tickets cost £8 and £5 (unwaged) and are available from the Isis (0191) 5147684; Collingwood College, DurhamUniversity on (0191) 334 5172 and the Magnesia Bank (0191) 2578392 or via the Dracula: Die Laughing Facebook site.  The show is open to everyone and suitable for the 14+ age group and people are encouraged to attend in Gothic costume.


One Response

  1. Alan says:

    Is it suitable for my 13 year old?