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THE GORBALS VAMPIRE
No. 28
Belper United Kingdom
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THE GORBALS VAMPIRE
Ghoulish and gallus... Gothic and grotesque and blood-glugging... gaun yirsel'  spend an evening with Glasgow's very own Gorbals Vampire!

Glasgow's very own vampire legend comes to disturbing dramatic life in this unique performance by master storyteller and playwright Marty Ross... just the thing to bring a Northern chill to a Derbyshire Halloween...

It was in the 1950s that kids in Glasgow's Gorbals became convinced that the Southern Necropolis was haunted by an iron toothed vampire with a taste for children. Mass hysteria erupted among both young and old, kids embarking nightly on vampire hunts, wooden stakes in hand, while panicked adults called the police and demanded a ban on the US horror comics perceived  - erroneously, modern historians believe - to be responsible: much more authentically local traditions were involved.

But this true story ended rather anti-climatically: there doesn't, disappointingly, seem to have been a real vampire in the graveyard. But Marty Ross' drama asks: what if? What if there actually was a "something" there, very ancient and strange and terrible? And what if one vampire mad boy found himself in the vampire's clutches?

Those who have attended Ross' previous dramatic storytelling performances, whether at Belper's No.28 or the Edinburgh or Southside Fringes, at the London Horror Festival, or at any of his other regular venues, will know that storytelling with Ross is far removed from the comfy chair Jackanory clich├ęs of this oldest, yet suddenly newest, of theatrical forms. Rather his style is boldly theatrical and expressionistic - this is full scale drama with all the stops pulled out.

Marty Ross has mastered this art of storytelling... TVBomb, Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Ross is a master craftsman who never turns down the pressure, painting vile pictures and weaving a grotesque spell... Trainspotting meets Gothic horror Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Ross has a great aptitude for suspense and terror, and he hurls himself into his tale with energy and passion, in words which ring with the native Glasgow rhythm. The Scotsman. Edfringe 2013.

MARTY ROSS is a playwright and storyteller with a long track record in radio and audio drama, particularly for the BBC, for whom he has written drama ranging from the Radio 4 series The Darker Side Of The Border to the popular serials Ghost Zone and Catch My Breath to one-off dramas such as Rough Magick, My Blue Piano, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, The Dead Of Fenwick Moor and Moyamensing: Scenes From The Life, Death & Dreams of Edgar Allan Poe. He has also written two Doctor Who audio dramas and an award-nominated Dark Shadows drama. He has also written drama for the Wireless Theatre Company, including two plays commissioned by, and performed at, the Buxton Festival, Redder Than Roses and The Woman On The Bridge. This year has seen the release of his most acclaimed production yet, Romeo And Jude, an epic love story for Amazon Audible featuring Owen Teale (Game of Thrones) and Nick Moran (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels) He also performs widely as a live storyteller in venues great and small ranging across Britain and Ireland.

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No. 28 (View)
Market Place
Belper DE56 1FZ
United Kingdom

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Categories

Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 13
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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Name Withheld
Oct 29, 2016 11:10 AM
Name Withheld
Oct 29, 2016 11:08 AM
Ian F.
Belper United Kingdom
Oct 26, 2016 10:32 AM
Lachlan F.
Belper United Kingdom
Oct 26, 2016 10:32 AM
Cath P.
Belper United Kingdom
Oct 17, 2016 12:07 AM
Andy P.
Belper United Kingdom
Oct 17, 2016 12:07 AM

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