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A Play to Get Your Teeth Into


Touring Theatre Bring Humour to Horror

A Play to Get Your Teeth Into


"Its a production thats got a lot of bite and its a little bit batty too."
Louis Roberts



Audiences will be turning in their grave at the humour in the latest touring theatre production from Amble’s Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC). 

The production is something audiences can really get their teeth into as it’s a comedic version of the Dracula legend by Bram Stoker.  Reworked and devised by NTC actor and writer, Stewart Howson, Dracula the Travesty is a silly, spooky, cheeky storytelling with a touch of gothic glee.

As parodies go, this production follows the adventures of Mina and the hapless Jonathan Harker who are joined by Dr Van Hesling as they face a race against time to stop Count Dracula. The production features Kathryn Jane Sabourn, David McCarthy and Louis Roberts.

Artistic Director Louis Roberts 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. 

“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.”

The show can be seen at: 

Laurel’s Whitley Bay on the 26th and 27th of October 

The Dovecote Centre Amble on the 28th 

Bamburgh Castle on the 29th October - 

Prohibition Cabaret Bar Newcastle  on the 30th and 31st October 

 

Ends 

 

Photo: Count Dracula on stage (NTC) 

 

Press and media Keith@highlightspr.co.uk 07814 397951

 

Bookings

Laurel’s Whitley Bay on the 26th and 27th of October - https://www.laurelswhitley.co.uk/dracula

 

The Dovecote Centre Amble on the 28th - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dracula-the-travesty-tickets-162457333257?aff=erelpanelorg

 

Bamburgh Castle on the 29th October - https://www.bamburghcastle.com/product/dracula/

 

Prohibition Cabaret Bar on the 30th and 31st October - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dracula-the-travesty-tickets-166795819787

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