Nic Wright

Mixtape returns for Halloween special

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Mixtape is to return to Newcastle this October with a special Halloween edition of their comedy show.

Having played to sell-out audiences at the Underbelly, as part of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Mixtape is inviting audiences to grab their broomsticks, sharpen their fangs and polish their cauldrons ready for a night of remixed spooky tunes.

On Friday 30 October at 7.30pm, Mixtape will perform their musical comedy quiz show at the Quayside’s Live Theatre’s. The performers, known as Mixtapers, take songs and using only the song’s lyrics create mini comedy sketches.

The running time of the sketches must not be longer than the tracks that inspired them. The words from the songs can be reordered and repeated in any way that the Mixtape writers choose, but no additional words can be added to form the script (bar the occasional improvised ad-lib).

Audiences can play along in teams, or individually, to be in with the chance of winning one of the highly coveted Golden Mixtape awards. To win players need to guess which song or artist inspired each short sketch. The team, or individual player, with the most correct answers will walk away with that night’s Golden Mixtape prize.

For this edition, audience members are encouraged to ‘dress to distress’ by wearing Halloween attire. The player or team with the best Halloween costume, as picked by the Mixtapers, will win some additional spooky prizes on the night.

Conceived by theatre director and writer Melanie Rashbrooke, Mixtape is a fun night out which is written and performed by some of the most exciting writers and theatre makers around. In addition to the sketches written by Melanie each Mixtape also features a selection of sketches written by guest writers.

Tickets for the show are £8, and are available here.