The Dracula Show

TPA Theatre Company, Welton Branch, are back with a truly “fangtastic” piece of theatre that claims it will “slay them in the aisles”.

The Dracula Show combines vibrant song and dance with incisive humour and biting satire in two hours of mayhem that’s sure to end with someone “getting it in the neck”!

Inspired by memoirs of a dental floss salesman from Whitby, this Transcendental Transylvanian Triumph resurrects the Dracula Legend in a somewhat revivified context.

It’s now the present day at Castle Dracula and times are hard. Dracula has been forced to open the Castle up to tourists and put on a cabaret show to make ends meet. Then comes the final straw, a red letter from the Blood Bank saying he’s been overdrawn for the last 500 years and if he can’t come up with the arrears by dawn, they’re going to send a priest round to repossess the Castle.

Shock! Horror! Probe! What will he do? Drac’s only chance of saving the Ancient Ancestral Abode is to find Great Uncle Vlad’s long lost horde of Peculiarly Pressurised Plasma!

Will they make the “dead-line”? Will Drac get the girl? Who will win the Hypnosis Game? Does your chewing gum really lose its flavour on the bed post overnight? Confused? You will be!

Watch this zany tale unfold before your very eyes on the 14th and 15th May 2022 at The Terry O’Toole Theatre. Performances are taking place at 2pm and 6pm on both days.

Greg Snape, Producer at TPA, started writing this show back in 1992. It was first performed in more or less its current version in 1996 at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. Since then, the show’s music arrangements have been updated throughout the years to keep it sounding fresh and contemporary. He commented, “It’s always thrilling to see this particular bunch of dynamic and colourful characters come to life again. They are by turn hilarious, cute, cool and on occasion darkly tragic. The kids love them!”

TPA Theatre Company is a vibrant independent theatre company for young performers established in 2009 by Principal Jemma Carlisle. Their mission is to enable young people who have a passion for performance to develop their talent and stage craft in singing, dance and acting. To keep updated be sure to follow the TPA Theatre Company on social media or visit their website for more information.