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October is the creepiest of all the months. The witching season takes full broomsticked flight as it brings us not only Halloween but, an hour’s drive down the coast, the actual Whitby Goth Weekend in all of its purple and black crushed velvet splendour.

Up in Newcastle however, Live Theatre in association with Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, offer the chance to see the world premiere of Ali Taylor’s Goth Weekend; a new play running from Wednesday 11th until Saturday 28th October, Goth Weekend tells the story of  Ella who wants her recently bereaved dad Ken to get out more and start dating again. That is until Belinda comes along – a newly single singer in Belle Epoque, a Geordie Goth band – with her disgruntled teenage son Simon on keyboards, she’s a disaster for Ella. Even worse, Belinda and Simon rock up in their customised purple hearse and move in to rehearse for a gig at Goth Weekend in Whitby. In this hilarious and poignant comedy with music, Ella has to decide whether to sabotage the band or accept her dad’s new found happiness.

Live Theatre continues to show a commitment to new acting talent, with a cast which includes Jessica Johnson, most recently seen in Key Change and Live Theatre debuts by Sean McKenzie, Amy Trigg and Gurjeet Singh. 

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