Morecambe’s Halloween spooktacular

Kapow One Man Circus on stage at Morecambe Variety Festival in the Winter Gardens
Kapow One Man Circus on stage at Morecambe Variety Festival in the Winter Gardens

Grab your broomsticks and pumpkins and be ready to get the fright of your life.

Morecambe-born impresario Neil Kendall, the man behind the Morecambe Variety Festival, is preparing to present a lavish Halloween spectacular in the Morecambe Winter Gardens this Halloween night, Saturday, October 31.

Photo Ian Robinson'Launch at the Midland Hotel of The Visitor's big event for 2014, the Sunshine Ball/Morecambe Variety Festival/Morecambe Carnival'Viva Morecambe'Neil Kendall

Photo Ian Robinson'Launch at the Midland Hotel of The Visitor's big event for 2014, the Sunshine Ball/Morecambe Variety Festival/Morecambe Carnival'Viva Morecambe'Neil Kendall

Neil said: “The Winter Gardens is known as ‘England’s most Haunted Theatre’, so it’s the perfect backdrop for our show and is such a great stage for performers to work on.

“This year, the event is called The Body Snatchers Ball and features 13 acts live onstage. Josephine Shaker is known ‘as the fastest legs on the UK stage’ and is a professional tap dancer.”

Josephine said: “I appeared at the Morecambe Variety Festival last May, so was thrilled to be asked back by Neil and I am creating a skeleton tap dancing number with a matching puppet.

“It illuminates in the dark when the theatre lights go down.

“His Halloween events are legendary in the cabaret world. So I am really excited to be performing at The Winter Gardens.”

Other spectacular acts include Kitty Bang Bang bathing in a giant, life-sized glass of green poison, the Monster Mash aftershow party live burlesque and music from CoCo Malone.

Tickets available at Warehouse13 on Queen Street and the Winter Gardens box office.