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Night of the Living Dead immersive show to open in the West End

Zombies are headed for London in the new piece

Night of the Living Dead
© Frazer Brown

A brand new immersive show inspired by the classic 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead will open in the West End in late 2019.

The piece, which will be staged at the same secretive dedicated immersive complex as the upcoming show Variant 31, will see audience members thrown into a world filled with flesh-eating zombies, barricaded in an old farmhouse and having to remain safe as the horde descends.

The Night of the Living Dead film has become a cult phenomenon since its release over 50 years ago and was selected by the US Library of Congress for preservation. The new immersive show is inspired by the work of the film's creator George A Romero and not associated with his estate.

Producer Frazer Brown said: "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 and I think we've created a loving tribute to the zombie film that started it all."

Night of the Living Dead will be the first production in the tailor-made "Space 18" theatre, housed within the same complex where Variant 31 will run.

Specific dates and casting for the piece are to be announced.