Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Get Your Teeth into This; Also Showing: Vampires Rock Theatre

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Get Your Teeth into This; Also Showing: Vampires Rock Theatre

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MAYBE it is because of Toyah Willcox (pictured right), maybe it is because it is about vampires, maybe it's the rock music or just the whole combination, but VAMPIRES ROCK has certainly bitten theatre audiences.

"It's the largest touring one night production in the country, that's why it sells out," says its female star ... and the Forum at Billingham, where it plays a week tonight, is no exception.

Set in New York in 2030, in the Live And Let Die nightclub it seems the undead are livelier than ever.

"I play the Devil Queen and I'm a 2,000-year-old wife," says Toyah. "My husband the Baron Von Rockula is on the lookout for a new bride and is trying to get rid of me, but not if I have anything to do with it."

His target is the lovely aspiring singer Pandora who stumbles into the club in search of a job.

Written by Steve Steinman, who plays the Baron, it features lots of humour, and some of the greatest rock anthems ever from Meat Loaf, Rainbow, AC/DC, Alice Cooper, the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, Queen, Whitesnake, and Cher. …

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