NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is coming to the West End as a brand enw stage production inspired by the 1968 film from George A Romero. Red Cabin theatrical and producer Frazer Brown (Toxic Avenger, Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical) will be bringing the show to life in late 2019. The production will be staged in a brand new ‘site specific’ venue in the heart of the West End. “They’re coming to get you Barbara” Night of the Living Dead is an Immersive stage play, a story of survival, strangers, scares and striking social commentary. Opening night dates and box office details will be announced soon.
“WHEN THERE’S NO MORE ROOM IN HELL – THE DEAD WILL WALK THE EARTH”
Set in America 1968. There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The Play follows a group of strangers who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from
these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.”
Producer Frazer Brown spoke about the production, and said, “It’s been a life long dream of mine to bring George A Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ to the stage and I’m excited the stars have aligned for it to happen in 2019, after our initial workshops in 2016 – and what better time to announce than GEORGE A Romero’s birthday! Also hot on the tail of the films 50th anniversary! – It’s been a long journey from a seed of an idea in 2006 to our development workshops in 2016, Along the way we have had wonderful support from some of the people involved in the original film, I think we’ve created a loving tribute to the ‘ZOMBIE’ film that started it all. There have of course been ‘comedy’ stage versions and ‘musical’ versions in the interim years since I started on this version in 2006, BUT Mr. Romero created such a rich tapestry that there is room for many interpretations and takes, His story continues to inspire creatives worldwide. We’re ready to show the world our ‘take’ inspired by George A Romero’s iconic masterpiece with the respect and reverence it deserves. I hope when audiences travel with us to rural USA, 1968 they will agree, I’m excited for the journey ahead”
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD will be the inaugural production at SPACE 18. A brand new site-specific West End venue housed within the same complex as multi million pound Theatrical Horror event ‘VARIANT 13’
Frazer Brown added, “I am truly thrilled for ‘NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD’ to be the inaugural production in the exciting new venue ‘SPACE 18’ – housed in the same complex as the frankly HUGE ‘VARIANT 13’ In fact I’m excited for everything Big Dreamer Productions have planned at this brand new west end space. Horror Theatre is a much-neglected genre in London, I’ve always aimed to rectify that when I can, in fact fellow producers often send me investment packs because (to quote)“you like weird stuff”. Weird Stuff is great! And the more the merrier, VARIANT 31 will be the biggest Immersive experience in Europe, my hats off to BIG DREAMER PRODUCTIONS for bringing US style Horror Theatre to the UK. I’m excited to be hosted by them.
With other exciting genre productions such as THE EXORCIST, TOXIC AVENGER and THE TWILIGHT ZONE being produced, I’m hopeful for a ‘Horrific’ future on the West End Theatre scene.”