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The Generation of Z: Apocalypse Comes to London


20 February 2015

PERFORMANCES FROM APRIL 4 AND BOOKING UNTIL JULY 5

GENERAL ON SALE FROM TODAY

After critically acclaimed runs in New Zealand and at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Generation of Z: Apocalypse is a high-velocity theatre experience being brought to a purpose-built venue in East London from 4th April.

Described as “an adrenaline-churning assault of a show” by The Scotsman, this is immersive theatre unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Audiences are hurled into the maelstrom of a zombie apocalypse, where the unique story unfolds around them in real time. Through the electrifying 75 minute show the fate of our audience lies in their hands, where every choice they make can mean life or death for themselves... and for the rest of mankind.

 

 

The world of The Generation of Z: Apocalypse unfolds within a purpose-built, labyrinthian venue in Dept W on Mile End Road in Whitechapel. The former Wickhams department store is an iconic building in the heart of East London, with its basement spanning over 25,000 square feet. It is here that audiences must attempt to navigate their way through our apocalyptic wasteland.

Not for the faint hearted, The Generation of Z: Apocalypse throws you into your very own action movie, where there is no fourth wall and no interval.

Show Producers Beth Allen and Charlie McDermott say, “We can’t wait to unleash The Generation of Z: Apocalypse onto London audiences. We are creating theatre for a new generation, giving our audiences an experience and not just a performance. With film-quality production design, a heart-stopping narrative and opportunities for audiences to affect the story’s outcome, this show will be like nothing anyone has experienced before.”

With Executive Producer William Burdett-Coutts commenting, “This production started in New Zealand, came to Edinburgh where it was one of the fastest sellouts ever and we are delighted to be bringing it to London. This does something special in terms of appealing to both a traditional and non-traditional theatre audience and in terms of generating interest in live work is one of the most incredible things I have ever seen.”

PERFORMANCES FROM APRIL 4 AND BOOKING UNTIL JULY 5

GENERAL ON SALE FROM TODAY

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Don’t miss out on what will be hailed as the must see event of the year.
Survival is in your hands.

SYNOPSIS:
Riverside Studios, Luke Johnson, Andy Harries and Generation of Z Ltd present
The Generation of Z: Apocalypse.

It is 2015. London has fallen. The deadly Z virus is transforming the global population into a rabid horde of the infected. With societal structure collapsing, humanity is faced with a desperate battle for survival.

The Generation of Z: Apocalypse is the immersive live experience that puts you squarely into the dark heart of a zombie massacre.

With chaos unfolding around you, prepare to be thrust into your very own action movie where your choices directly influence the show’s narrative and outcome.

Forget sitting down; this is multimedia storytelling on steroids, with no fourth wall and no interval. Every choice is life or death and survival is in your hands.

 

 

CREDITS:
The Generation of Z: Apocalypse is written by Benjamin Farry, Simon London and David Van Horn, and directed by Michael Hurst and Colin Mitchell. This is a The Generation of Z Ltd production in association with Riverside Studios, Andy Harries and Luke Johnson. Beth Allen and Charlie McDermott serve as producers with William Burdett-Coutts, Andy Harries and Luke Johnson as Executive Producers.

WARNING: This is a promenade performance containing moments of extreme shock and tension, realistic depictions of gore and violence, and loud noises. Show time 75mins. Not suitable for those under 16 years old.

BOOKING DETAILS:
Performances from 4th April and booking to 5th July.

General on sale from Friday 20th February.

Performance schedule:

PRICING:
TUESDAY 6.30pm 8.00pm
WEDNESDAY 6.30pm 8.00pm 9.30pm
THURSDAY 6.30pm 8.00pm 9.30pm
FRIDAY 6.30pm 8.00pm 9.30pm
SATURDAY 4.00pm 6.30pm 8.00pm 9.30pm
SUNDAY 2.30pm 4.30pm 6.30pm
NO BOOKING FEES – WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU PAY

PREVIEWS:
4th April - 19th April All tickets £25
No performance 8th April at 6:30pm
No performances 21st April
From Wed 22nd April:
Sun-Thurs Full price £39.50
Early Bird £32.50 (Limited availability)
Aged 16 - 25 £27.50
(Proof of age required. Valid Tue & Wed 6.30pm,
Sun 4.30pm & 6.30pm, limited availability only)
Fri & Sat Full price £42.50
Early Bird £35.00 (Limited availability)