Birmingham theatre company to headline international film festival

Professional Theatre Company Don’t Go into the Cellar!” is to headline a major international festival this month in Whitby. Their vampire play, “The Feast of Blood; or Lord Ruthven’s Revenge” will be performed at The Bram Stoker International Film Festival over the weekend of October 28th – 30th, to horror enthusiasts from around the world.

Dont go into the cellar

Don't go into the cellar

The original piece is based on the notorious Penny Dreadful serials of the Victorian Era, and it promises to be an inspired mix of traditional frights and the occasional chuckle in-between the screams!

The company has only been active for the past year, and has already established itself as the UKs only professional troupe that specialises in original Victorian ghost and horror tales, Music Hall revivals and Steampunk shows.

Artistic Director Jonathan Goodwin is delighted to be taking Cellar to Whitby, where author Bram Stoker wrote much of his gothic masterpiece Dracula.

Jonathan says, “I’ve been an aficionado of the vintage Universal and Hammer classics for as long as I can remember, and began devouring the original stories whilst still a nipper. To perform at the Festival, at the place where the Dracula legend started, will be fang-tastic!”

Jonathan both writes and performs in the shows, and this is clearly a labour of love for him. The theatre company are also due to headline Lincoln’s Steampunk Festival in 2012, another major international event.