The Mummy, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Until Saturday
This a comedy-horror loosely based on Bram Stoker’s Jewel of the Seven Stars, is a brand new production making its world premiere on the Coventry stage. Inspired by the scores of cult movies, The Mummy tells a glorious tale of adventure and intrigue that spans thousands of years offering both hilarity and shrieks of horror in equal measure. The search for mystical Queen Tera’s Tomb throws together a handsome lawyer, a beautiful heiress and a 5,000-year old man seeking his long-lost ancient love to deliver a relentlessly silly and humour-packed show. The hard-working cast of seven play a myriad of characters, headed up by Jason Durr and Susie Amy who do a splendid job as the hapless heroes. An entertaining yarn for the whole family.
Review by Amanda Chalmers