A must see for zombie fans and consumers of first class theatre everywhere!Dave Marks - Blog of the Living Dead
Spooky, sophisticated and silly in equal measures... so recommended it hurtsChris Alexander - Editor, Fangoria Magazine
Terrific!George A. Romero
...dream date... people are going to love it!Toronto Star
Brilliantly done and a very funny homage to Romero's original filmAdam Lopez - Toronto After Dark Film Festival
An impressively-mounted production whose sheer creativity trumps most big-budgeted showsMike Pereira - Bloddy Disgusting
Written by Christopher Bond, Dale Boyer & Trevor Martin
Created by Christopher Harrison & Phil Pattison
Authorized by George Romero, John Russo & Russ Streiner
Originally produced by Nictophobia Films
Night of the Living Dead Live is a comedic trubute to the historic 1968 film and is the official authorized stage production of the film. It is executive produced by George Romero, screenwriter John Russo and producer Russ Streiner.
The play lovingly examines the film, the period it was made in and it’s undying influence on the horror genre. All the iconic moments from the film are hilariously re-visited, along with an entirely new journey for our beloved characters from the farmhouse. Packed with sfx, music and gore, Night of the Living Dead Live skirts the line between horrific and hysterical!
George A. Romero’s classic horror film “Night of the Living Dead” was produced at a time of incredible social and political upheaval. The Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, the collapse of the patriarchal nuclear family and growing mistrust of the government and the media are just some of the themes that influenced both the filmmakers and their audience. The film itself was met with controversy for featuring an African American protagonist and realistic horror images; both ground-breaking attributes for a film at that time.
Penned by Evil Dead The Musical’s Christopher Bond, along with Second City alums Dale Boyer and Trevor Martin, Night of the Living Dead Live goes beyond the film and explores burning questions made by die-hard fans, as our heroes try to survive the undead scourge.
Night of the Living Dead Live promises to deliver laughs as it tip toes through this era of social and political unrest.