The first-ever UK stage adaptation of George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead will take place at the Pleasance Theatre in London from 9th April to 19th May 2019.
The only officially authorised production is directed by by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger: The Musical; Shock Treatment, Valley Of Song). It will pay homage to the classic and casting will be announced in due course.
Katy Lipson, Producer of Night of the Living Dead™ Live said: “At Aria Entertainment, we’re known for an eclectic mix of musicals and new writing productions, such as The Addams Family and The Toxic Avenger, and it gives me chills to now present Romero’s seminal work with the wonderful Ollie Rosenblatt from Senbla. I’ve always been a fan of the horror genre and I know just how much this show will delight fans of the original movie as well as a whole new generation of theatregoers. There will be all the iconic scenes from Night of the Living Dead along with unexpected new material culminating in a frightening and funny night out packed full of zombies, brains and buckets of blood. Expect laughs, screams and most of all, a lot of fun.”
Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, wife of the late director and Founder and Chair of The George A. Romero Foundation, said: “How super exciting that Night of the Living Dead will be staged in London. Romero loved London night and day and now London will enjoy Night! Stay Scared!”
Widely regarded as one of the most iconic and influential horror films of all time, Night of the Living Dead redefined the genre of the modern horror film. Romero is considered to be the father of the zombie genre with his influence evident more than 50 years on.
Night of the Living Dead Live 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.
Tickets are now on sale at from www.LivingDeadLondon.com.