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A COMEDY horror story described as more dastardly than Dracula, more fearful than Frankenstein and more silly than the Sphinx receives its world premiere next week.

The Mummy, which has been loosely based on the Jewel of the Seven Stars, written by Dracula scribe Bram Stoker, comes to The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.

Jason Durr as The Hero

Jason Durr as The Hero

Adapted by Jack Milner, this brand new production combines comedy, inventive staging, special effects, magic and sleight of hand to create a gloriously silly romp reminiscent of stage shows The Woman in Black and The 39 Steps via Hammer House of Horrors and The Morecambe and Wise Show.

Inspired by the scores of cult movies, The Mummy tells a tale of adventure and intrigue that spans thousands of years. Promising both hilarity and shrieks of horror in equal measure, the search of 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 myriad of featured characters are played by a cast of just seven, headed by some popular TV faces.

Jason Durr plays The Hero and is best known to millions for playing heartthrob, PC Mike Bradley in six series of ITV1’s Heartbeat.

Susie Amy who plays The Heroine is celebrated for her role as the notorious and unforgettable Chardonnay Lane-Pascoe in the cult drama Footballer’s Wives.

Denis Lill plays the role of The Egyptologist. He was consultant surgeon, Mr Rose in all eight series of the ITV1 drama The Royal and played Cassandra Trotter’s father, Alan, in Only Fools and Horses.

The show runs from Friday March 21 to Saturday, March 29. Tickets for The Mummy cost between £16.25 and £31.

For further details about the show or to book tickets call the box office on 024 7655 3055 or via www.belgrade.co.uk.