A show with some bite

20/01/12. John Devlin.  LARBERT HIGH SCHOOl. Big Bad Wolf rehearsing for 'Dracula'. Principles.
20/01/12. John Devlin. LARBERT HIGH SCHOOl. Big Bad Wolf rehearsing for 'Dracula'. Principles.

There will be some spooky goings on at FTH next week when the Big Bad Wolf Children’s Theatre Company takes to the stage.

The talented youngsters, aged eight to 18, are preparing to stage ‘Dracula’ from Tuesday, January 31 to Saturday, February 4.

Having fled Transylvania, Count Drac has set up a new home - in Edinburgh, and, along with his faithful butler, Rupert the Werewolf, has taken on a job at one of the city’s tourist attractions - the Edinburgh Dungeon!

Tourists disappearing doesn’t make for good business for attraction owner Rosie...and then Dracula sets his sights on her daughter Sonia to become his new bride.

Standing in the count’s way is Richard, a new employee who also fancies his chances with Sonia.

And, somewhere in the background two mysterious vampire hunters are closely following Dracula and with the help of Richard, they just might cure this evil vampire, once and for all!

Big Bad Wolf chairman Blair Dewar said: “Despite the spooky title, the show is suitable for all the family.

“Rehearsals are going really well and the show is really coming together now.

“There are lots of good rock songs, with some classic numbers and some more up to date songs too.

In a first for the company, they will also be providing a signed performance of the show on the Wednesday night. This has been funded by the Rotary Club of Larbert, with signing being provided by interpreters from Deaf Connections in Glasgow.

Rotary Club President Martin Scott says “We are very excited at the prospect of taking part in this partnership initiative. To be able to assist with opening up access to this excellent theatre production for groups and individuals who may not ordinarily attend the theatre is very rewarding indeed. As far as we know, this is a first for Rotary and the District Governor himself was enthused when told of our involvement in this innovative opportunity.

“You can be assured that the Rotary club will be in the audience to support the production and are very much looking forward to being entertained on the night.”

Tickets for the show, priced £8 (£7 conc, £6 for organised groups of 10+) are available from the Steeple box office on (01324) 506850.

See next week’s Falkirk Herald for a full review of the opening night performance!