A unique shot-for-shot stage version of George A. Romero’s classic 1968 zombie movie Night of The Living Dead™ – Remix visits the Playhouse theatre in February.
Following Heart of Darkness, imitating the dog’s latest production takes on Romero’s apocalyptic vision of paranoia, the breakdown of community and the end of the American dream.
The original film is credited for not only reimagining the modern horror film, but using the genre to address social issues of the time including race and the Vietnam War.
In this daring new production – a love song to the low budget trail blazer – seven performers will draw on their wit, skill and ingenuity to recreate the ground breaking film live on stage.
A humorous, terrifying, thrilling, thought-provoking and joyous production, Night of the Living Dead™ – Remix is directed by imitating the dog’s co-artistic directors Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks and is a co-production with Leeds Playhouse.
Andrew Quick, co-director and artistic director of imitating the dog, said: “Looking at the state of the world today it seems so appropriate that we are going back to this seminal story, the original zombie movie. Rehearsals have been great fun so far and it’s amazing how scary and relevant Romero’s 60s vision still seems.”
Russ Streiner, who produced and appeared as Johnny in the original 1968 George A. Romero film of Night of the Living Dead™, said: “Before Night of The Living Dead™ became the classic film it is, it started as a collection of ideas and story points; story points that are timeless in their reflection of the human condition.
“This retelling goes back to the roots of where “Night” started with experimental ideas and a new imagining of the story – this time coupled with the dynamic of live actors performing to a live audience.”
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