imitating the dog to stream online acclaimed production of Night of The Living Dead™ – Remix and selection of work from the last 20 years.
In response to the COVID -19 restrictions, imitating the dog, one of the UK’s most original and innovative theatre companies have announced that they will be providing online access through their website to a selection of their work from the last 20 years. The series will start on Friday 3 April and will include the acclaimed Night of The Living Dead™ – Remix, a shot-for-shot stage recreation of George A. Romero’s classic 1968 zombie movie, made in co-production with Leeds Playhouse – on Friday 17 April.
Every fortnight on Fridays for the foreseeable future the company will release the next in a selection from their theatre performances and sited work. Besides the aforementioned Night of the Living Dead™ – Remix (17 April), the works will include projection project Oh, The Night! (3 April), a strange and fantastical bedtime story; Arrivals and Departures(1 May), a Hull 2017 commission which looked at the city’s legacy of migration, the company’s theatre production 6 Degrees Below the Horizon (15 May)which is a macabre and playful tale involving sailors, pimps, barflies, chorus girls and nightclub singers; and Yorkshire Electric (29 May), a projection project using clips from the Yorkshire Film archive. Further productions will be announced through social media in the coming weeks.
Each production will remain on the website and can be viewed on a Pay-What-You-Like basis. The income from this will go into a development fund, for the company to support freelance artists and practitioners to create new work.
Simon Wainwright, Co-Artistic Director of imitating the dog said:
“With the end of our own Night of The Living Dead™ – Remix tour cancelled and so, so many events and performances now postponed we thought we’d make some of our past shows available for people to watch online. We’re in a lucky position to have some fantastic recordings of past work, mostly filmed by our friends Shot by Sodium. It’s obviously no substitute for the real thing but in these isolated days, and until we can get together in a room again, we hope these videos will provide joy, thinking and entertainment in equal measure.”
imitating the dog have been making ground-breaking work for theatres and other spaces for more than 20 years. Their work, which fuses live performance with digital technology, has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people in venues, outdoor festivals and events across the world. Past productions have included Hotel Methuselah, A Farewell to Arms, Heart of Darkness and most recently Night of the Living Dead™️ – Remix. Their sited work has included commissions for Hull City of Culture 2017 and light festivals across the UK.
For more information and to watch productions from Friday 3 April visit http://www.imitatingthedog.co.uk/watch/
Fri 17 April
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD™– REMIX
In 1968, Night of the Living Dead started out as a low-budget independent horror movie telling the story of seven strangers taking refuge from flesh eating ghouls in an isolated farmhouse.
Fifty years on, seven performers enter the stage armed with cameras, a box of props and a rail of costumes. Can they recreate the ground-breaking film, shot-for-shot before our eyes and undertake the seemingly impossible?
With 1,076 edits in 95 minutes, it’s a heroic struggle. Success will require wit, skill and ingenuity and is by no means guaranteed.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD™ – REMIX is an imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse co-production, presented by courtesy of Image Ten, Inc.
Friday 1 May
ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES
imitating the dog’s work for Hull City of Culture 2017 put a poetic spin on the history of arrivals in and departures from the city. The piece looked at the history of migration from a contemporary perspective, exploring the journeys which have gathered a population and moulded a landscape.