Vampirates coming to Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 11:12 23 October 2011 | UPDATED: 11:12 23 October 2011




JOHNNY Depp never had this problem in Pirates of the Caribbean! Vampirates are coming to Welwyn Garden City.

BLACKBEARD, Barbossa, that bloke with a squid for a head – Cap’n Jack Sparrow had it easy.

If you want to see true terror on the High Seas, you need to sail over to the Hawthorne Theatre, in WGC, on Tuesday and Wednesday where you can meet some Vampirates.

Based on the best-selling books by former Hertfordshire schoolboy Justin Somper, Vampirates is the perfect fang-tastic Halloween week treat for the over-eights.

Set in the year 2505, when sea levels have risen but technology has regressed, a new era of piracy is dawning.

The oceans are teeming with pirate ships and there are “blood taverns” for vampires too.

Twins Grace and Connor Tempest are separated when a fierce storm destroys their boat, leaving them adrift in the cruel, cold water.

Grace is rescued by a mysterious ship whose crew are only seen at night.

At first she feels lucky to be rescued, but locked in her cabin she starts to wonder about her saviours.

Who is the enigmatic captain? And why does she only see the crew at night?

Inventive, funny, epic and atmospheric, this is the first ever stage version of Vampirates and is directed by Gavin Robertson of West End Thunderbirds F.A.B. fame.

Using music, mime, song and narration, the unfolding story of the Tempest Twins is brought to life by a small cast playing several roles each.

So if you want to put a tingle down your spine, or are a fan of the children’s books, this is the show for you.

Just don’t expect Johnny Depp to swing in and save you!

Vampirates is on at Campus West on October 25-26 with performances at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £8.

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