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Style & Stuff Editorial

doorhorrors.jpg What horrors await...?

Horrors? None! Not unless you include a screening of Abbott & Costello meets Frankenstein which is just one of the great events that are taking place inside Newcastle Castle over the coming months.

The castle that gave the city its name is a real tourist magnet but it’s also now pulling its considerable weight as a venue in its own right with a series of shows taking in everything from comedy to drama, film screenings to workshops. On the stand-up front July will sees gigs from Joby Mageean (Saturday 7 July, 4pm, £4), going through his full repertoire of silly, and Lee Kyle (Sunday 15 July, 4pm, £4), previewing his new show before hitting the Edinburgh Fringe. Film screenings are also proving very popular at the venue (and little wonder as I doubt there’s a more atmospheric venue in the country) with the cult horror classic The Lost Boys selling out several screenings (although – at the time of writing – you may still be able to book yourself into the 6pm show on Saturday 21 July). Me? I’ll take Abbott & Costello meets Frankenstein any day of the week over more modern stuff and you can see that on Saturday 14 July at 6pm. Also harking back – the 1920s to be precise – is Suspect Productions’ ‘Murder Mystery’ which looks great fun and casts you as a budding Marple or Poirot (Friday 20 & Saturday 21 July, 8.15pm). Check the website below for all the other stuff coming up as well as ticket details etc.

Seek: newcastlecastle.co.uk