Written by Johnny McKnight. Citizens Theatre, October 2016
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. Directed by Guy Hollands & Neil Packham.
Image created by Frank Quitely
***** “Inventive, colourful, energetic, the show flows with thrills, down-to-earth humour, and timely musical sequences… a playful creation delivering an uplifting renewal of an urban myth.” THE WEE REVIEW
“A glorious celebration of Glasgow and what it means to be Glaswegian… a real gem of a production.” GLASGOW THEATRE BLOG
“A dramatic, fictionalised, frightening and hilarious telling of one of the most bizarre horror stories to ever be told in the Gorbals. The Gorbals Vampire is a short and sweet work of genius that reinvents and modernises a largely untold story with humour, heart and good old blood and guts.” THE GLASGOWIST