Night Of The Living Dead (2012)

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About The Show

Babs is bloodied, frantic and looking for refuge. She has just watched a man attack her brother as they visited their parent’s grave. Fleeing from the snarling, growling man, she makes a break through the countryside, seeking refuge. As darkness falls, she arrives on a ghost estate on the outskirts of her hometown, looking for a house her friend claims he’s in hiding out at. She arrives at the house to discover it has been boarded up. She manages to enter through the unlocked back door, only to find the house ransacked with traces of a bloody struggle evident. She has no other options. This is her only refuge. But she’s not alone… Ireland is dying and dying fast. Airports are shut down. Ports are overcrowded. Roads are in gridlock. We are in the thick of a crisis. Media outlets are reporting a strong influenza outbreak but details remain sketchy. However, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have more graphic accounts of bodies returning to life and attacking the living. Hospitals are overcrowded with sick, dying people. Phone networks begin to crash. Shops are looted. Panic is widespread. Able-bodied young people are emigrating in droves. Their elders are barely surviving, just waiting and watching as things go from bad to worse. Families are falling apart. No homes, no money, no prospects: ripped apart as units and if they're really unlucky, limb from limb. The undead are the only ones rallying together in this country. And soon there's going to be more of them than there are us… We performed the Irish stage premiere of Night Of The Living Dead from July 24th - 28th 2012 in The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny. The play was adapted by John Morton and Connie Walsh from George A. Romero and John A. Russo's original screenplay. The production was directed by John Morton and produced by Ken McGuire. promo-text-only-final THE CAST Ben - Eddie Murphy Babs - Connie Walsh Frankie - John Kennedy Helen - Nuala Roche Harry - Paul Young Tom - Kevin Mooney Judy - Aoibhín Murphy Karen - Abbey Harris / Niamh Kennedy Big Jimmy McClellan - Adrian Kavanagh Hughie McClellan - Michael Hayes Paddy McClellan - David Thompson Johnny - Philip Brennan Undertaker - Darragh Byrne Siobhan - Hazel Doyle Maeve - Alex Christle Nurse - Maria Murray Librarian - Anne Cody Petrol Attendant - Alan Doyle Punk - Niamh Moroney Hoodie - Colin O’Brien Radio Announcer 1 - Brendan Corcoran Radio Announcer 2 - Martin Bridgeman Radio Announcer 3 - Edwina Grace THE CREW Director - John Morton Producer - Ken McGuire Assistant Director - David Thompson Assistant Producer - Angela Barrett Production Designer - Niamh Moyles Set Design - Harry Harris Stage Manager - Aidan Doheny Assistant Stage Manager - Alex Christle Costume - Kate St. John Make Up -  Michael Browne, Linda Hanbidge Photography / Promo - Ross Costigan Lighting - Richie Cody  / Gerry Taylor Original Score by Replete Sound Design - Ken McGuire Costume Assistant - Stephanie Cassin Marketing - Simone Kelly Check out nightofthelivingdead.ie for more details.