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Night of the Living Dead – REMIX

An imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse Co-production

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?

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD ™ – REMIX is presented by courtesy of Image Ten, Inc.

Dates

Leeds Playhouse

24th January – 15th February 2020

Liverpool Playhouse

18th – 22nd February 2020

Exeter Northcott Theatre

25-26th February 2020

Theatr Clwyd

28-29th February 2020

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

3rd-4th March 2020

Nottingham Playhouse

10-11th March 2020

Dundee Repertory Theatre

13-14th March 2020

Manchester HOME

18th-21st March 2020

Quotes

4 stars
“staggeringly ingenious”
4 stars
“obsessively detailed, carefully playful and impeccably timed…jaw-dropping”
“truly ingenious… breathtaking”
4 stars
“A mulitimedia extravaganza…the ensemble performance is outstanding”
“every moment of this is unmissable…a raging success on every level”
“It is a technical tour de force that would make the Wooster Group blush with envy.”

Credits

  • 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
  • Video System Design by Alan Cox/Capo

Cast

  • Laura Atherton
  • Morgan Bailey
  • Luke Bigg
  • William James Holstead
  • Morven Macbeth
  • Matt Prendergast
  • Adela Rajnović