‘Are ya man or are ya beast?’
The latest Night Of The Living Dead character poster introduces three of the scariest things we’re putting on stage this July. And they’re not the living dead.
Meet the McClellan Brothers, Hughie, Big Jimmy and Paddy. They represent our take on Sheriff McClellan (Chief/McClelland as he’s alternately been known) played by George Kosana and his gang of living dead executing redneck lawmen that prowl the countryside cleaning up the mess in George A. Romero’s 1968 horror masterpiece. In our version the Sheriff and his men are embodied by three god fearing brothers, members of the travelling community, who take to the roads when their family is killed by the living dead. They decide to clean up the countryside in a variety of barbaric and brutal ways, intent on reclaiming Ireland from the marauders who are killing it. They’ll fight any man. Living or dead.
Hughie is played by Michael Hayes. This is his debut appearance with us. A veteran of the stage in Kilkenny, we’re delighted to have him on board. His last appearance was the lead role of Mortimer Brewster in Watergate Productions version of Arsenic And Old Lace.
Big Jimmy is played by Adrian Kavanagh. His last appearance for us was in Shifting by John Kennedy where he played the part of Eamon.
Paddy is played by David Thompson. This marks his ninth production with us. Previous performances include Heart Shaped Vinyl, Cannibal! The Musical, The War Of The Worlds, Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! Scratcher, Shifting and Smitten.
Night Of The Living Dead plays the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from July 24th – 28th 2012. Tickets can be booked on 056 – 7761674 and online. Also keep an eye on nightofthelivingdead.ie