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The Twilight Zone to transfer to the Ambassadors in the West End

The Almeida Theatre’s show originally ran at the venue over Christmas last year

 John Marquez in The Twilight Zone
John Marquez in The Twilight Zone
© Marc Brenner

The Almeida Theatre's production of The Twilight Zone is to transfer to the West End.

The show, which is an adaptation of stories by Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson – regular writers of the CBS television series – originally ran at the Almeida Theatre in December last year. It will transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End from 4 March.

The Twilight Zone is the sci-fi TV series which ran from 1959 to 1964 and won three Emmy Awards. The play reinvents the programmes, which uses fables, morality tales and fantasy to explore humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices, for the stage. Anne Washburn, writer of Mr Burns and Shipwreck, has adapted the stage version, which is directed by Richard Jones.

For the programmes 60th year, it is also returning to TV in a new version with Jordan Peele as host and narrator.

In her four star review for WhatsOnStage, Sarah Crompton said The Twilight Zone has "enormous flair. It is sometimes frightening, sometimes spooky and occasionally funny."

Casting for the show is yet to be announced.

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