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Goths will "Die Laughing" in Whitby

Published by: Cameron Lowe on 14th Mar 2014 | View all blogs by Cameron Lowe

A North East comedy will make history when it becomes the first-ever play to be performed at the Whitby Goth Weekend next month (April).

Dracula: Die Laughing

But north east theatre goers will be able to see the show first when it is performed at the Westovian Theatre in South Shields (opposite the Haven Point sports centre) on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23.

Dracula: Die Laughing, will be part of the annual Goth festival that has been running since 1994 and attracts upwards of 12,000 people of all ages from all over the world, many of whom dress as Goths but most attend to take in the styles, music and laid-back atmosphere of the event in the North Yorkshire town.

Dracula: Die Laughing, written by Ed Waugh, co-writer of hit comedies Dirty Dusting, Waiting for Gateaux, A funny Thing Happened on the Way To Durham and Sunday for Sammy sketches, is a spoof about Dracula being pursued by vampire hunters and hiding out at the Whitby Goth Weekend.

The show played small venues in a pre-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.

Dracula: Die Laughing at Whitby Goth Festival

Prior to the Whitby run on April 26 and 27 at the Coliseum Theatre, Dracula: Die Laughing will be performed at the Westovian Theatre in South Shields (opposite the Haven Point sports centre) on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23 at 7.30pm.

For further information visit Dracula: Die Laughing Facebook events

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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