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Which immortal being who operates by night do you usually associate with the Yuletide season? Nope, not Santa, not this year! As part of their Christmas programme on Wednesday 7th December, Sage Gateshead are resurrecting a performance of musical theatre songs from Newcastle alt. pop artist Martha Hill’s work-in-progress, Dracula the Musical.
During their time as one of four artists in residence at Sage Gateshead, Martha has been able to work on a musical inspired by Dracula,
conjured by a weird Covid lockdown obsession with the fabled Creature of the Night. Told with tongue-firmly in cheek the musical explores themes of sexuality and gender through a fascination with the mythical vampire, in the setting of a teenager’s bedroom.

Martha’s residency allowed them to learn how to arrange and score orchestral instruments as well as receiving mentorship in musical theatre writing. This wickedly entertaining event provides the audience with a first impression of what to expect from Dracula the Musical, with songs performed by Martha and a band of musicians and singers.

Dressing up isn’t compulsory but highly encouraged, so why not don your cape and fangs and top it off with a Santa hat for this fangtastic reprise.

Martha Hill presents Songs From Dracula The Musical at Sage Gateshead on Wednesday 7th December.


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