Leeds Playhouse push boundaries again

imitating the dog, one of the UK’s most original and innovative theatre companies will join forces with Leeds Playhouse. They’ll be recreating George A. Romero’s classic 1968 zombie movie – Night of The Living Dead™ – for today’s theatre audiences.

The classic film 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. Now seven performers will take to the stage to try and recreate the ground-breaking film, shot right before the audience’s eyes.

With 1,076 edits in 95 minutes, it’s likely to be an exciting show if you’re a horror fan.

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.”

James Brining, Artistic Director of Leeds Playhouse said: “We are thrilled to be working with imitating the dog for this momentous project. They are a fantastic local company who brilliantly fuse together technology with live action. I can’t wait for us to work with them to be able to breathe new life into this well-known classic that has been celebrated for many years.”

Night of the Living Dead ™ – Remix will run at Leeds Playhouse from the 24 January-15 February 2020. Visit the website for more information.

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