Night of The Living Dead ™ – Remix
A Live Performance
★★★★ The Times – “staggeringly ingenious”
★★★★ The Guardian – “obsessively detailed, carefully playful and impeccably timed…jaw-dropping”
The Observer – “truly ingenious… breathtaking“
★★★★ The Reviews Hub – “A mulitimedia extravaganza…the ensemble performance is outstanding”
Total Entertainment – “every moment of this is unmissable…a raging success on every level”
New York Times – “It is a technical tour de force that would make the Wooster Group blush with envy.”
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™
This is a truly remarkable event, a must for theatre and film lovers alike.
Seven performers aim to recreate on stage, in real time, one of the first zombie movies ever made, shot-for-shot before our very eyes, undertaking the seemingly impossible. With 1,076 camera edits to re-enact in 95 minutes it’s a heroic struggle. Success requires wit, skill and ingenuity, what could possibly go wrong?
Heart-racing, funny and packed with fear. Never tried before – and perhaps for good reason – this is an extraordinary night at the theatre.
In 1968 Night of the Living Dead started out as a low-budget independent horror movie. Now, 50 years on, the film is recognised as a ground-breaking classic. A story of fear and alienation, it is widely regarded as a metaphor for the social problems that gripped 1960s America and the collapse of the picket-fence American dream. Seven strangers take refuge from flesh eating ‘ghouls’ in an isolated farmhouse. As the night approaches its inevitable grisly conclusion, the flesh-eaters seem to have the upper hand and hope turns to despair. Will our brave performers complete their task and will we all make it out alive?
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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
Foley designed by Steve McWade
William James Holstead
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD ™ – REMIX is presented by courtesy of Image Ten, Inc.