VISITORS to Worcester's Swan Theatre are being promised a different kind of chill during next week's autumn nights.

Audiences can see Nosferatu The Visitor, a sinister drama packed with suspense and terror and with a twist in the tail.

Although the play does not feature fangs or cloaks, producers claim it is a vampire story which will unnerve the most hardened of audiences.

The story - loosely based on Bram Stoker's original and with many of its core characters - is set in 1940s London, with people becoming terrorised by a powerful entity which may be external, but then again may already be within them.

Producers say the play - which runs next Friday and Saturday - is particularly frightening as it is unlike popular vampire myths, which have become so familiar they have lost the power to surprise.

On Thursday, audiences can see Fallen Angels, presented by production company The Shysters, comprising nine actors with learning disabilities.

The company has just finished a national tour with its play Scary Antics, which looks at sexuality, love, loss, identity and alienation.

The Coventry-based company performed the play in continuous silence with a sound track which was dubbed music to 'slash your wrists to' by one reviewer.

Fallen Angels, the company's second play, aims to look at what is deemed normal and what is different, while questioning what a learning disability is.

For more information about the play, or to order tickets, contact the Swan Theatre box office on 01905 27322.