THURROCK Courts Players are taking on hungry vampires in their latest play.

Carpe Jugulum, showing at the Thameside Theatre next Thurrsday, Friday, and Saturday at 7.45pm, is based on Terry Pratchett’s bestselling novel about vampires hell bent on taking over the Kingdom of Lanka, Discworld.

A spokesman for Thurrock Courts Players said the play will be good fun for audiences.

He said: “Everyone will love the antics of the vampires, the bold heroics of the witches trying to stop them and poor man-servant Igor’s attempts at reliving the glory days when vampires had real bite.

“To Igor’s horror, the modernising De Magpyr vampire family make him oil the hinges of the castle door to stop its spooky creaks and squeaks! Can you imagine?”

Tickets are £8 for adults, reduced to £6 for concessions, and available from the theatre, in Orsett Road, Grays, by calling 0845-300-5264.