Imitating the Dog and Leeds Playhouse Co-production presents

Night of the Living Dead: Remix

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Seven strangers take refuge from flesh eating ‘ghouls’ in an isolated farmhouse. As the night draws in, their situation becomes desperate, hope turns to despair, and the picket-fence American dream is smashed apart.

Seven performers enter the stage armed with cameras, a box of props and a rail of costumes. Can they recreate the film, shot-for-shot before our eyes, using whatever they can lay their hands on?

50 years after the release of George A. Romero’s politically charged zombie movie, imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse create a love-song to the original 1960s film, retelling it as a searing story for now.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD ™ – REMIX is presented by courtesy of Image Ten, Inc.

★★★★ “Obsessively detailed, carefully playful and impeccably timed… A remarkable experiment and a worthy ode to [George A] Romero’s film… It’s hard to imagine another company doing the same job better.” – The Guardian

“The really unsettling aspect of the evening is the comic discrepancy between stage and screen, physical reality and celluloid picture: it reminds us not to believe our eyes… imitating the dog has pulled off something truly ingenious” – The Observer

★★★★ “Sometimes it’s not the uncanniness of the imitation but the way it falls short that proves fascinating or amusing… It’s not subtle, but it works… Staggeringly ingenious, involving and pretty funny too.” – The Times (behind paywall)

“Imitating the Dog’s shot-by-shot recreation is in many ways audacious… A fascinating theatrical experiment.” – The Stage

“It was only the interval ice-cream prices that terrified me… This brilliantly crafted production left me mesmerised… I found myself laughing loudly as the cast started to up the ante and deliver a brand of hammy humour – certainly in keeping with the melodramatic original movie – leaving rows of people belly laughing, me included.” – Yorkshire Times

“The dedication of all concerned, including a disciplined team of seven actors, are not to be questioned… Innovative, imaginative and very strange.” – What’s On Stage

★★★★ “A powerful and provocative piece of theatre.” – Northern Soul

★★★★ “A multimedia extravaganza as much as a piece of theatre; total theatre you might say…  imitating the dog are always risk-taking, innovating and teasing the spectator which makes their work so special and spectacular… Riveting, contemporary and controversial… The ensemble performance is outstanding.” – The Reviews Hub

★★★★ “This remix could have just have been a dazzling technical achievement, but there is a wit, warmth, an obsessive attention to detail and respect for the source material that leaves you thinking about this sensory overload on the edge of disaster long after the final credits have finished.” – North West End

“Will tick all your boxes while still leave you scratching your head wondering how the hell the small cast managed to pull it off so effortlessly.” – TotalNtertainment

“I’ve never seen anything like it… A feast for the eyes and the senses.” – Lancashire Evening Post

Photography by Edward Waring

  • Age restrictions 15+
    The original film, which the company screen entirety and re-create on stage, is rated 15 by the BBFC for: strong injury detail, threat, violence
  • Running time:
    First act: 48 mins
    Interval: 20 mins
    Second act: 50 mins
    Total 1 hour 58 mins including interval
  • Please note this performance contains flashing Imagery (not stroboscopic) and loud noises including recorded gun shots