Spooktacular Family Fun in Seaton this...August (I know, you were thinking October!)

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Over the coming week on the run up to 'Dracula: The Bloody Truth' showing at The Gateway you may well come across some rather strange looking spooky creatures wondering around the town shopping in our independent Seaton shops. If you spot them be sure to say hello as although spooky looking they are in fact family friendly, just like the show is. 

If you enjoy comedy theatre and are looking for an entertaining show that the family can enjoy together (age 8+) then get yourself tickets for either Friday 26th August or Saturday 27th August before they sell out. 

I've been looking at the reviews of the show, which seem to be very positive, some of the online reviews I found are: 

''Bloody hilarious''  ''a gloriously stupid comedy'' ''a fresh spin to that well-worn story'' ''deserves to be seen by everyone who loves sublimely stupid comedy.'' 

You can watch the trailer for the show here: 

You can read more about the show below:
(Information soured from the Seaton Gateway Theatre website)

Dracula: The Bloody Truth

 Seaton Gateway Theatre, Devon, EX12 2LE
 Fri 26th August 2022 - Sat 27th August 2022
STOP! It is of vital importance that you stop what you're doing and read this very carefully. Your life may depend on it...

You must have all heard by now of the recent novel, 'Dracula', that was released three years ago in 1897 by that dreadful man Bram Stoker, yes? I gave that money grabber, Mr Stoker, all of my research notes, letters, diary entries to write up to warn you...It wasn't a fictional story at all, no! It was fact, true, real, I was there! I saw the madness, the supernatural. I saw the vampire.

Excuse me, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Professor Abraham Van Helsing, MD, D.Ph., D.Litt., etc, etc, of Amsterdam. I have put together a theatrical performance, along with three other actors I have hired, to warn you all of the dangers of vampires and how to deal with one if the situation arises. Now what are you waiting for? It is imperative that you book your tickets right this instant! It's a matter of life and death.

Exeter based Le Navet Bete (Dick Tracy, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) are committed to creating hilarious, physical and totally accessible comedy theatre using creative and engaging storytelling. This brand new comedy theatre show will take audiences on a journey across Europe from the dark and sinister Transylvanian mountains to the awkwardly charming seaside town of Whitby whilst the frantic Van Helsing and his three amateur actors try to stage a life-changing, factual theatrical production of the events of Dracula. Directed by one of the UK's most exciting comedy directors, John Nicholson (Peepolykus) and designed by Phil Eddolls (Mark Bruce Company, Improbable Theatre), Dracula: The Bloody Truth promises to have the vampires back in the ground and leave audiences flying high.

The performance includes pulsating lights, pyrotechnics, haze, loud sound effects, some mock horror and words that sound rude (but are not!). 

EventLive Theatre
TimesDoors 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm 
TicketsAdult £15.00, Under 16 £12.00
Age Rating
Running Time:
2 hours 20 minutes (Including an interval)
Please note we have a licensed bar and bringing drinks in is strictly prohibited.