Dare you take a night-time walk into the dark depths of old Leicester? And you thought Halloween was over!
What macabre secrets lurk in the shadowy corners at the heart of the Ancient City?
It's time to find out with the help of a troupe of Westcotes performers who are delving into Leicester's spooky side.
Dead Leicester are story-tellers who guide their audience on a theatrical tour through the lantern-lit back streets of our city. They say we should be prepared to marvel at the myths and legends from the recent and distant past. Hear true historical tales, spine-chillingly conjured and re-enacted. Watch displays of terrifying comic stupidity, performed for our merriment and titillation. Sounds like a journey that will create more nightmares than a cheese sandwich before bedtime!
Over the summer of 2016 Ryan Bryne and his Uncle Craig, researched, devised and adapted a show that centred on the history of Leicester. The tour uses History, comedy, music, puppetry and horror to tell a tail of Dead Leicester and of course Richard the Third makes several appearances.
Ryan said: 'The team includes 5 members in total. Myself and my Uncle Craig lead the tours.
'We both come from dramatic backgrounds, I have recently graduated with a first class degree from John Moores University reading drama and Craig has been working in theatre his entire life having graduated from the Central School of Speech and drama. Annie Kinchington is our wardrobe mistress and all round costume designer. Alan Byrne runs the admin, advertising, sales and business side of the company.'Its a family run business and we are all Leicester born professionals.
'Oh and the 5th member is the mysterious Black Annis but you will need to see the show to uncover her secrets'.
Described by critics as 'Dead good', you can
see for yourself at this year's Leicester Comedy Festival.
More at www.deadleicester.co.uk