‘Shaun of the Dead’ Stage Show Gets Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Blessings, Watch the Trailer
Here’s some fun news for a slow post-holiday weekend: a theater company in the UK has received Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s blessings for their live stage production of ‘Shaun of the Dead.’ Based on Wright’s debut feature film, the stage show includes musical sequences, audience participation, and encourages fans to come dressed as zombies or their favorite characters. Similar in spirit to the long-running tradition of ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ late night shadow performances, the ‘Shaun’ stage show is a recreation of the modern classic. And to celebrate their upcoming tour of the show, the company has released this pretty neat little trailer.
Almost Legal Productions debuted their ‘Shaun of the Dead’ stage show back in October 2014, after receiving a blessing from both Wright and Pegg and securing the rights for the film (via Chortle). Now the company is taking their show on the road, touring the UK in the coming months, and if you happen to live across the pond, tickets are already available for purchase.
There’s no word yet on whether the ‘Shaun of the Dead’ stage show will make it over to the U.S., but we’re keeping our fingers crossed. Attendees are given goodie bags filled with props and things to encourage audience participation, and although the show uses songs from the film, director Chas Burns maintains that it’s not a musical show—though it does have what Burns describes as “tongue-in-cheek songs,” along with some deleted scenes from the film re-incorporated into the production, and some “extra stuff” we didn’t see in the film.
The above trailer gives us an inkling of what appears to be a pretty fun and engaging show, so if you’re in the U.K., be sure to make an effort to check it out. And if you’re in the U.S., keep your hopes up.