imitating the dog, one of the UK’s most unique and innovative theatre companies will join forces with Leeds Playhouse to recreate a unique shot-for-shot stage adaptation of George A. Romero’s classic 1968 zombie movie, Night of The Living Dead.
Released in 1968, Night of the Living Dead started out as a low-budget independent horror movie that told the story of seven strangers taking refuge from flesh-eating ‘ghouls’ in an isolated farmhouse. As the film unravels and night draws in, hope turns to despair and their picket-fence American dream is brutally smashed apart.
Fast forward 50 years ahead…seven performers enter the stage wielding a box of props, cameras and an assortment of costumes. Will they be able to recreate the film, shot-for-shot before the audience’s eyes, using whatever they can get their hands on?
Masters of digital theatre, imitating the dog, will pay tribute to the 1968 film.
The original film was an apocalyptic perspective of paranoia, a breakdown of community and end of the American dream. Masters of digital theatre, imitating the dog, will pay tribute to the 1968 film, a remixing which attempts to understand the past so that it never repeats again.
Will they be able to recreate the film, shot-for-shot before the audience’s eyes?
Paying homage to the original film while retelling it as a searing story for now, with 1076 edits in just 95 minutes, this production calls on discipline, wit and flair from the ever-brilliant imitating the dog. We’re not completely sure what to expect – but are we intrigued? Absolutely.