Stage Adaptation “Night Of The Living Dead – Live” Gets Under Way; Reveals Striking Images

Night of the Living Dead – Live has enjoyed its first show at Pleasance, London with the first ever UK stage adaptation releasing some striking images to showcase its unique and stylish take on George A. Romero’s cult zombie classic.

Stage Adaptation "Night Of The Living Dead - Live" Gets Under Way; Reveals Striking Images

Night of the Living Dead – Live has hit the London stage and will now run until June 8. The production, directed by Benji Sperring came to life at Pleasance, London on April 9,, featuring a cast that includes Ashley Samuels (who plays Ben), Jennifer Harding (Helen/Judy) who was named Hello Magazine’s Rising Star of 2018 and received multi-award nominations for her role in The Clockmaker’s Daughter, and Marc Pickering  (Harry) best known for playing the young Sheriff Enoch Thompson in Sky Atlantic’s Boardwalk Empire.

Stage Adaptation "Night Of The Living Dead - Live" Gets Under Way; Reveals Striking Images

They were joined onstage by Mari McGinlay (Barbra), Mike Bodie (Chief McClelland), and Tama Phethean (Tom) in the first ever UK stage adaptation and the only officially authorised production based on Romero’s film.

Stage Adaptation "Night Of The Living Dead - Live" Gets Under Way; Reveals Striking Images

As revealed in images to celebrate the show’s opening, this new adaptation is played out on a monochrome set paying homage to the 1968 classic and featuring all the iconic scenes along with an entirely new journey for the beloved characters from the farmhouse in the second act.

Stage Adaptation "Night Of The Living Dead - Live" Gets Under Way; Reveals Striking Images

A loving, comedic tribute to the world-renowned zombie film, this production skirts the line between the horrific and the hysterical, culminating in a frightening and funny night out. Audiences can choose to get amongst the gore in one of the special ‘Splatter Zones’ or those who prefer to keep zombies at arm’s length can opt for seating in the ‘Supposedly Safe Zones’.

Stage Adaptation "Night Of The Living Dead - Live" Gets Under Way; Reveals Striking Images

First premiered in 2013 in Toronto, the Romero Estate-approved stage play brings to life iconic scenes set amongst a monochrome backdrop through a mixture of the horrific and the funny where humour plays as big a role as the scares.

Tickets on sale at www.LivingDeadLondon.com

Amilia Totten
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Amilia Totten is a freelance writer, photographer and erstwhile time-waster. Her eclectic film favourites include the latest Hollywood blockbuster to European avant-garde and the joys of Bollywood.

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