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Second Night of the Living Dead stage production announced

Night of the Living Dead creator George A Romero. Photo: Douglas Education Centre Night of the Living Dead creator George A Romero. Photo: Douglas Education Centre
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A stage adaptation of the horror film Night of the Living Dead, which is claiming to be the only authorised version, will run at the Pleasance Theatre in London this year.

The news comes on the day that another staging of the George A Romero’s 1968 film was announced for a London run, however dates for this have not been confirmed.

Night of the Living Dead Live, which is calling itself the official stage production, will recreate the zombie film through scenes from the original story alongside new material.

It is written by Christopher Bond, Dale Boyer and Trevor Martin, and created by Christopher Harrison and Phil Pattison.

The production will be directed by Benji Sperring and produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla, by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Lipson said: “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.”

It will run at the Pleasance from April 9 to May 19.

The other production of Night of the Living Dead is produced by Red Cabin Theatrical’s Frazer Brown, who produced the Toxic Avenger musical with Lipson.

It is planned to run in immersive venue Space 18, which is situation in an unconfirmed London location.

Night of the Living Dead stage show planned for London run

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