Night of The Living Dead ™ – Remix
A Live Performance
This season, imitating the dog, one of the UK’s most original and innovative theatre companies joins forces with leading theatre producer Leeds Playhouse to recreate a unique shot-for-shot stage recreation of George A. Romero’s classic 1968 zombie movie – Night of The Living Dead™ – for today’s theatre audiences.
Directed by imitating the dog’s co-artistic directors Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks, Night of The Living Dead ™ – Remix will open at Leeds Playhouse from 24 January till 15 February with further tour dates to be announced soon.
In 1968 Night of the Living Dead started out as a low-budget independent horror movie telling the story of seven strangers taking refuge from flesh eating ‘ghouls’ in an isolated farmhouse.
50 years on, seven performers enter the stage armed with cameras, a box of props and a rail of costumes. Can they recreate the ground-breaking film, shot-for-shot before our eyes, using whatever they can lay their hands on? With 1,076 edits in 95 minutes it’s a heroic struggle. Success will require wit, skill and ingenuity and is by no means guaranteed.
Romero’s original was an apocalyptic vision of paranoia, the breakdown of community and the end of the American dream. In their new stage production, masters of digital theatre, imitating the dog, create a love-song to the original 1960s film, a remaking and remixing which attempts to understand the past in order not to have to repeat it. Their version is in turns humorous, terrifying, thrilling, thought-provoking and joyous but above all, in the retelling it becomes a searing parable for our own complex times.
Online Learning Resources
Essays, videos, interviews and more
Directed by Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks
Projection and Video Designs by Simon Wainwright
Design by Laura Hopkins
Lighting Design by Andrew Crofts
Original music composed by James Hamilton
William James Holstead
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD ™ – REMIX is presented by courtesy of Image Ten, Inc.