Now, the Pleasance Theatre is adapting George A Romero’s nightmarish classic for the stage. Night of the Living Dead Live grabs the essential story elements of the original film, a load of strangers barricading themselves in a desolate farmhouse during a zombie apocalypse, and runs with it – treading between the horrific and the hysterical.
The cast of Night of the Living Dead Live
The show also looks to expand on the film’s inadvertent political subtext, being remarkably relevant in today’s world. Themes of racism, class division, and America’s national identity share the stage with dead, hungry cannibals.
Night of the Living Dead Live will provide fear as much as something to think about. With tickets labelled ‘Probably Safe’, ‘Supposedly Safe’ and ‘Splatter Zone’, it’d be best to prepare for a scary, funny, gory evening.
If you're unfamiliar with the original Romero film, watch the trailer below.
|What||Night of the Living Dead Live! at the Pleasance Theatre|
|Where||Pleasance (Islington), Carpenters Mews, N Road, London, N7 9EF | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Caledonian Road (underground)|
09 Apr 19 – 19 May 19, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Price||£15 - £40|
|Website||Click here for more information|