An imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse co-production


Tue 25 - Wed 26 February 2020

Wed green matinee 2.30pm*

★★★★ ‘Remarkable… Extraordinary… jaw-dropping’ (The Guardian)

This is a truly remarkable event, a must for theatre and film lovers alike.

Seven performers aim to recreate on stage, in real time, one of the first zombie movies ever made, shot-for-shot before our very eyes, undertaking the seemingly impossible. With 1,076 camera edits to renact in 95 minutes it’s a heroic struggle.  Success requires wit, skill and ingenuity, what could possibly go wrong?

Heart-racing, funny and packed with fear.  Never tried before and perhaps for good reason, this is an extraordinary night at the theatre.

In 1968 Night of the Living Dead started out as a low-budget independent horror movie. Now, 50 years on, the film is recognised as a ground-breaking classic. A story of fear and alienation, it is widely regarded as a metaphor for the social problems that gripped 1960s America and the collapse of the picket-fence American dream.  Seven strangers take refuge from flesh eating ‘ghouls’ in an isolated farmhouse.  As the night approaches its inevitable grisly conclusion, the flesh-eaters seem to have the upper hand and hope turns to despair.  Will our brave performers complete their task and will we all make it out alive?

Presented by courtesy of Image Ten, Inc.


Event Info


£18.50 – £14

Concessions available

members discount

group offer (please call Box Office to book)

All performances will be captioned.


We’ve hand-picked a selection of shows that are our ‘Ones to Watch’ this season. They’re exciting, they’re ground-breaking and they feature stellar up-and-coming and established performers and theatre companies that we hope you’ll love as much as we do.

BOOK 2 – SAVE 10%
BOOK 3 – SAVE 15%
BOOK 4 – SAVE 20%

Other shows in this offer:
Trojan Horse
My Mother Said I Never Should
a little space
Tom Rosenthal: Manhood
The War of the Worlds

*Available on selected shows. Discounts will automatically be applied at checkout. Discounts cannot be applied to tickets already purchased. Subject to availability.

*Support the environment and use public transport to attend this discounted midweek matinee.


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