The production will play at the Pleasance Theatre from the 9th April.
Casting has been confirmed for the UK premiere of Night of the Living Dead Live the first ever UK stage adaptation based on George A. Romero’s cult zombie classic film.
Directed by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger), the cast is set to include: Ashley Samuels (Ben), recently seen in Fun Home at the Young Vic and Motown the Musical in the West End, in the role of the protagonist, with Jennifer Harding (Helen/Judy) who is known for her role in The Clockmaker’s Daughter, Marc Pickering (Harry) best known for playing the young Sheriff Enoch Thompson in Sky Atlantic’s Boardwalk Empire, Mari McGinlay (Barbra) winner of the Young Scottish Musical Theatre Performer of the Year Award, Mike Bodie (Chief McClelland) who has starred in The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and is a creator and founding member of Mischief Theatre, and Tama Phethean (Tom) previously seen at The Globe in The Great Duke of Florence and The False One.
1960s, rural Pennsylvania. Six strangers, a lonely farmhouse, surrounded by zombies – what could possibly go wrong? Who will make it out alive?
Paying homage to the original film, Night of the living Dead Live will be set on on a monochrome set paying homage to the 1968 classic and featuring all the iconic scenes along with an entirely new journey for the characters from the farmhouse in the second act.
This production is co-produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. It is written by Christopher Bond, Dale Boyer and Trevor Martin and created by Christopher Harrison and Phil Pattison. The production is directed by Benji Sperring, designed by Diego Pitarch with lighting design by Nic Farman, soundscape design by Samuel West and casting by Jane Deitch.
Night of the Living Dead Live will play at the Pleasance Theatre from the 9th April until the 19th May.