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Preview: Dracula: The Travesty at South Shields Customs House
Duo Team Up For Frightfully Funny Show
Shields Customs House
29 October to Friday 1 November 2019
familiar acting partnership is about to take a slightly more sinister turn. Ray
Spencer has joined the cast of Dracula: The Travesty, which is guaranteed to
have audiences on the edge of their seats over the Halloween period. He will
play Van Helsing alongside Davey Hopper’s Dracula in the comic take on the Bram
Stoker tale – a frightfully funny panto with teeth.
duo are no strangers to panto, having starred alongside each other in The
Customs House panto since 2016, as mother and son Dame Bella and Arbuthnot
–who definitely don’t hunt down
vampires or drain the blood from people’s necks.
The Travesty, produced by The Customs House in association with Northumberland
Theatre Company (NTC), comes to The Customs House for four nights, from Tuesday
29 October to Friday 1 November at 7pm.
said: “I am delighted to be working with Davey again, but I’m nervous about
being as good as Alfie Joey, who took on the role last year.The show is a great laugh and people of all
ages can come and enjoy it with the family. It is something different to do on
Halloween and in half term week.I hope
all sorts of people come and see Dame Bella and Arbuthnot in an entirely
different light as we play Dracula and Van Helsing.”
The Travesty, written by Stewart Howson, was originally commissioned by NTC in
2016 and toured successful three times, with Hopper appearing in the third
tour. He brought it to The Customs House last year.He said: “I think it is going to be fantastic
and I am absolutely over the moon that Ray’s doing it. It was absolutely
hilarious last year and I think it is going to be as hilarious this year.I did it with NTC and now we are bringing it
to a big stage and it is exactly what The Customs House audience like. It is
funny, it is fast-paced, it has many roles and I think it’s going to be really
Liverpool Institute of
Performing Arts graduate Sophia
Catleugh, who also appeared in last year’s production at The Customs House,
completes the cast.
actors, 20 characters, one vampire – what could possibly go wrong?
Tickets for Dracula: The Travesty, priced from £10,
are available from the box office on (0191) 454 1234 or online at www.customshouse.co.uk.