Gainsborough Theatre Company

by | 29 September 2019 | Gainsborough, Performing Arts

The Old Nick has a great programme of plays for all ages during the autumn season.

They start with a hilarious and scary take on Bram Stoker’s famous story Dracula: One Bloody Fang After Another on Friday 11th October at 7.30pm. Advance tickets are £10.00 and on the door £12.00. It is Whitby, England, in 1897. A haunting, paranormal force has gripped the town. The young Lucy Westenra is taken ill and psychiatrist Doctor Seaward calls on his teacher Professor Van Helsing to discuss her symptoms. The Professor has a perplexing diagnosis — Lucy carries all the symptoms of a vampire’s latest victim. So begins a frenzied stab at trying to uncloak Count Dracula as the vampire in their midst. Sadly, it gets quite misty in Whitby at times. Bram Stoker’s immortal horror story is given an affectionate lampooning in this physical, riotous comedy. Now, it is truly horrific.

The Old Nick Players present Changing Faces from Wednesday 30th October to Saturday 1st November at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £9.00 for adults and £8.00 for concessions. This is a collection of one act plays which are dramatic, intriguing and most of all surprising! Prepare to have your mental horizons stretched and become in turn enthralled, fascinated, spellbound and captivated!

On Saturday 9th November, at 7.30pm, Purple Dreams bring The Last Crumb, to Gainsborough. Set in, and around a cake shop, everyone must decide what their heart truly wants lemon meringue or chocolate fudge! A case of mistaken identity turns lives upside down — Hearts will flutter, and tears will roll as this comedy tests relationships — and not everyone will make it to the other side! Includes free sweet treat during the interval. All tickets are £10.00.

There has been a murder at the Old Nick! Critically acclaimed writer Tobias Nicholl’s play The Empty Stage on Saturday 16th November at 7.30pm. Rising star Carina Harris was murdered during an unscheduled rehearsal for an upcoming play. Now it’s up to the director of the show to determine which of his temperamental cast members is dramatic enough to be a killer. A classic murder mystery this unique play is sure to get the audience guessing whodunit. All tickets are £10.00.

You can book your tickets by calling the Box Office 07434 540516, or online at To get updates on all the plays, live comedy and music events why not join the mailing list, send an email to with ‘join mailing list’ in the subject line.