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Have Fun At Halloween With 'Monster' Of A Show
Watch out for an invasion of spooks and ghouls this Halloween as Monster Mash Up is set to be unleashed in the Staffordshire town of Tamworth. Beware of things that go bump in the night as everyone's favourite hound, Scooby Doo, and his crew find themselves trying to solve a creepy mystery at Landau Forte Academy in Ashby Road, Tamworth, from Wednesday 25 October to Saturday 28 October, when Tamworth Arts Club presents a dark Halloween themed show entitled Monster Mash Up.

Monster Mash Up
Expect scares and laughs in Monster Mash Up


This original production is described as a spooky comedy and loose parody of the classic 1970s Scooby Doo cartoons featuring all the memorable catchphrases and cheesy plot lines from the much-loved television series, but re-imagined for modern day Tamworth. In keeping with the ghoulish theme, this live stage comedy includes musical theatre favourites from Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Spamalot and Jekyll & Hyde, alongside pop hits such as Michael Jackson's Thriller and Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics. Producers predict the show is guaranteed to both scare and make audiences laugh out loud in equal measure. It also aims to culminate in a 'monstrous' finale which mashes up crowd pleasers from across the decades.

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Can Scooby Doo and the gang solve the creepy mystery?


Tamworth Assembly Rooms is back 'on tour' this season with a number of performances being taken out into the community to ensure audiences and theatre groups continue to benefit from live entertainment during the refurbishment of the historic theatre. Councillor Joy Goodall, Tamworth Borough Council's Cabinet member for Environment and Culture, said: "Tamworth Arts Club always provide great entertainment. This dark production is a unique compilation and offers comedy laughter for all ages. If you remember the classic Scooby Doo, you will love this. The Arts and Events team has been working hard to support local groups to find alternative venues until the new-look Assembly Rooms are ready to welcome them back. We hope that people will support and continue to enjoy these special events."

Tamworth Assembly Rooms
How the refurbished Tamworth Assembly Rooms is expected to look


The show starts at 7.30pm with tickets priced at 12.50 for adults and 10 concession. A family ticket, comprising two adults and two concessions, costs 40. Anyone buying 10 tickets can obtain a 10 per cent discount. For more information, and to book tickets, please visit the box office at www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk or call 01827 709618. A transaction fee of 1 is payable on all online and telephone bookings.
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Why? Celebrate Halloween In Style With A Monster Mash Up
When: 25 - 28 October 2017
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Landau Forte Academy, Ashby Road, Tamworth B79 8AH
Cost: Tickets £12.50 adults, £10 concessions
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