Ameena Hamid Productions and Theatre503 present
Sophie and Jamie have just been cancelled, a misplaced selfie has gone viral, and the pair have been accused of mocking a dead child. But their troubles are only just beginning as the real and digital world collide their lives and friendship are ripped apart by algorithms, online mobs and an obsessive troll called Mr Punch.
Zombiegate is a witty & empathetic debut play which attempts to get behind the headlines and hashtags of internet trolls, scrutinising mob mentality, myths around cancel culture and asks us to empathise with people we find it hard to agree with. Zombiegate was a winner of Theatre Royal Haymarket’s Masterclass Pitch Your Play 2018.
An Ameena Hamid Productions and Theatre503 co-production Zombiegate is directed by Julian Bruton, produced by Ameena Hamid, with set and costume design by Delyth Evans.
Running time: approx 90 mins (no interval)
Age guidance: 14+
Content information: This show contains themes that some audience members may find distressing. If this sounds like it could apply to you, you can view content information here.
Saturday matinee performances are Pay What You Can, and there are six £6 tickets on offer in the front row for every show after Previews.
1 November 7.30pm WRITERS NIGHT: A chance for writers to enjoy a discounted ticket and meet our literary department and the writer of the show. Attendees to Writers Night are invited to submit for our Rapid Write Response initiative. To unlock a £6 ticket, email email@example.com to be digitally tagged as a writer. If you have previously been tagged as a writer, your ticket will automatically adjust to £6 on the final page of booking – you do not need a Promo Code. If you are unable to attend our Writers Night, the £6 tickets will also be available up until Saturday 5th. There will also be a Zoom session with Matthew Gabrielli, writer of the play on Wednesday 26th October at 7pm. Please sign up here.
16 November 12pm PARENT & BABY: Provided as an opportunity for parents and/or guardians to enjoy a spot of theatre without the need to hire a babysitter. Please note, we do not exclude other audience members from booking to see this performance.
Matthew Gabrielli is a writer for stage, screen and funding applications, he was a winner of Theatre Royal Haymarket’s Masterclass Pitch Your Play 2018. Originally from the North-West and now based in Birmingham his short plays have been performed in fringe venues in Manchester, Liverpool and across the Midlands. In 2021 he created the immersive theatre experience THE LAPWORTH EXPERIMENT at Lapworth Museum of Geology and was one of Graeae's Beyond Artists.
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