The Generation of Z: Edinburgh

Zombies have become a considerable presence across entertainment and pop culture, which has led to a growing fascination with the undead and the world being overrun by them. If you’ve ever wondered how you would fare in a zombie apocalypse, here’s your chance to find out.

It is an absolutely breathtaking theatrical masterpiece.

The Generation of Z: Edinburgh is already receiving plenty of buzz and tipped to be one of the hot tickets of the festival, so the company is under high expectations to deliver the goods. I’m pleased to say that it more than lives up to its hype; this is a slick and impressive production which has taken interactive theatre to a whole new level.

Produced by New Zealand theatre company Royale Productions, this cutting edge production is an original and completely unique immersive theatrical experience which plunges its audience headfirst at the cold face of a zombie outbreak. The fourth wall is non-existent - there are neither stage nor seats and the lines between actor and the audience are very much blurred.

The high production values, staggeringly detailed set and convincing performances from the stellar cast easily transport you into this dangerous apocalyptic world and makes the fight for your survival very real. As the story unfolds, you will be engaged to say something or make a move but ultimately you can be as involved in the action as you want.

At some point the entire audience is split into two groups and are momentarily separated which means half of the crowd will experience a completely different scenario to the other. The truly remarkable thing about this production is that the narrative is almost entirely malleable; everything that you (individually or collectively) decide to do (or not do) will affect the course and ultimately the conclusion of the story.

The Generation of Z: Edinburgh is theatre like you have never experienced before and one you simply do not want to miss. It is an absolutely breathtaking theatrical masterpiece - deeply unsettling, heart-thumpingly thrilling and utterly terrifying.

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The Blurb

Have you got what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? The Generation of Z hurls you head first into a world ravaged by the undead. Fight for your future as you journey through a battle against extinction. Set within a maze-like security containment depot swarming with terrifying zombies, you're in the thick of it until the bitter end, be it rescue ... or death. Inspired by the movies and video games of the zombie genre, The Generation of Z is a multimedia horror play on steroids that takes a chainsaw to the fourth wall.

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