Dracula stalks Northumberland (and Newcastle) this Hallowe'en

Published: 13 October 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Dracula the Travesty

This October Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC) takes its version of the Dracula story, Dracula the Travesty, on a tour which takes in a castle and a cabaret bar.

Written by NTC actor and writer Stewart Howson, the play is a true travesty — a burlesque, a parody, an incongruous presentation – of the original Dracula story: silly, spooky, cheeky storytelling with a just a touch of gothic glee! It’s performed by just three actors - Kathryn Jane Sabourn, David McCarthy and Louis Roberts.

“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,” said NTC’s Artistic Director Louis Roberts.

“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.”

Did someone say “awful jokes”?

Dracula the Travesty is touring to (follow the links for tickets):

Laurels, Whitley Bay (26th and 27th October)
The Dovecote Centre, Amble (28th October)
Bamburgh Castle (29th October)
Prohibition Cabaret Bar, Newcastle, for Hallowe'en, on 30th and 31st October.