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The Gorbals Vampire

The Gorbals Vampire

In 1954, playgrounds across the Gorbals were abuzz with rumours of a man with iron teeth who had abducted and eaten two local young boys. One night in late September, hundreds of children aged 4 – 14 gathered at the Southern Necropolis. Armed with whatever they could find, they mounted a courageous campaign to track down and kill the Gorbals Vampire.

Inspired by real-life events, Johnny McKnight’s tongue-in-cheek script is inspired by the dramatic events of that night, brought to life by a large company of up to 50 performers drawn from our local community and further afield directed by Guy Hollands and Neil Packham.

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  • 28 Oct 2016 @ 7.30pm
  • 29 Oct 2016 @ 2.30pm
  • 29 Oct 2016 @ 7.30pm

  • Recommended for ages 12+. Features some strong language.

    Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop

    • Cast & Creative Team

      Creative Team Writer - Johnny McKnight Co-Director - Guy Hollands Co-Director - Neil Packham Design - Neil Haynes Lighting - Stuart Jenkins Music - Michael John McCarthy Movement - Brigid McCarthy Video - Kim Beveridge

    Running Time: 1hr 10min no interval