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Zombie Wedding is a brand new musical comedy created by British composer Daniel Sturman and American lyricist RC Staab that is having its UK premiere this coming October at the Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston, Norfolk on the east coast of England.
Set in the 1980s, this is a good old fashioned love story with a twist, where the main characters Neil, Cathy and Keith are caught in a love triangle that is fuelled by a zombie infestation and has just about the best happy ending you could ask for in a zombie wedding musical, with some killer songs and comedy along the way!
We want to get Zombie Wedding professionally filmed and edited in order to get it online so as many people as possible can enjoy this brand new musical comedy. Alongside this we want to get into the recording studio and produce an official sound track to share with people.
This is where we need your help! The filming, editing and streaming of the show will all cost money that our core production budget simply cannot cover, as will the hire of the recording studio to produce the album.
This time last year Zombie Wedding was staged for the first time, rocking out The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa in Manhattan as part of the New York Fringe Festival. We were lucky enough to have a TONY nominee director, a fantastic cast and creative team and audiences who even dressed up as zombies! (Take note our UK audience, follow this trend and you might just earn yourself a secret zombie present ... )
The show was considered one of the Fringe's top picks and this prompted us to take the show over to England in order to stage its UK premiere. Sturman and Staab have added more songs, more jokes and (perhaps more importantly) more zombies and the show is now even stronger than it was before, with big act openers and closers.
The Gorleston Production
We've chosen the Gorleston Pavilion Theatre as Zombie Wedding's new home, which is a beautiful and original Edwardian seaside theatre that seats around 300 at relaxed cabaret style seating (which means our zombie audience can have a drink whilst watching the show) - the perfect size for us and very atmospheric!
We're very lucky to have amazing local talent here in the UK and as such we've gathered a very special cast for the production that includes rock singers, trained stage fighters and even London 2012 Olympic ceremony dancers! As for our creatives, our incredible team of wardrobe, hair and make up stylists are working extremely hard to recreate the middle-American 80s costumes, hair styles and make up effects to reflect the setting for the show.
Everyone here at the production is putting their all into making this just as successful (if not more so) than the New York show - we've even gate crashed an actual wedding dressed as zombies to create a bit of a buzz locally! They were good sports.
SING-SONGBIE: You will get a song download from the Gorleston cast recording. Your name will also appear in grateful thanks on the website and you will get a high five in the programme. A programme is what British people call a playbill. Pretty crazy right?
DEADLY DRIVE IN: You will get an open pass to the online screening of the Gorleston production of 'Zombie Wedding: A Musical Zomedy' for a whole week starting October 31st (Halloween!).
You also get a song download and a thank you in the programme and on the website. Lucky.
OCD for OCRs? Then you will want to get get yourself a download of the Original Cast Recording of the Gorleston production. Thats a big heap of great music. And you are still getting an open pass to see the online screening as many times as you can in a week, another song download (because why not?) and a big high five on the website and in the programme.
ZOMBIE POST-BOAST: How about a unique live-production or live-action-rehearsal photo-turned postcard sent straight to your door? Well how about a photo-turned-postcard signed by all the cast and creative? Okay, well how about a photo-turned postcard signed by all the cast and creative and a personal message by composer Daniel Sturman? Thought so. We'll even use Queenie stamps that you can show your Grandpa. To top that off you are still getting a high five in the programme and on the website, an album download of the songs from the show and an open pass to watch the show online.
ZOMB-TEES! I bet you would love an acid green Zombie Wedding t-shirt. It'll be nicely decorated with the ZW logo and illustrations. Get it a couple sizes too big and keep it as a night-shirt or get it a couple sizes too small to show off that rock'n Zombie bod. Don't forget that alongside you new favorite piece of apparel you are also getting a wicked-cool collectors postcard, an entire album, an open pass to watch the online screening and a big high five in the print programme and on the website.
There is an extra $10 for delivery on this item (so please pledge a total of $90), but that's okay right?
ZOMB-TEES YES PLEASE! I bet you would love a hot pink Zombie Wedding t-shirt. It'll be nicely decorated with the ZW logo and illustrations. Get it a couple sizes too big and keep it as a night-shirt or get it a couple sizes too small to show off that rock'n Zombie bod. Don't forget that alongside you new favorite piece of apparel you are also getting a wicked-cool collectors postcard, an entire album, an open pass to watch the online screening and a big high five in the print programme and on the website. There is an extra $10 for delivery on this item (so please pledge a total of $90), but that's okay right?
YES I WOULD LOVE A POSTER! What? Even a signed, nicely printed original 'Zombie Wedding: A Musical Zomedy' poster on A1 Universal Size stock (That's a good size poster) sent to you in a poster tube, covered in British Queeny stamps. I bet you would!
And if that wasn't good enough you're still getting a pink or green tee, a unique signed postcard from the cast, an Original Cast Recording, a pass to see the show as many times online as you can in a week and a big thank you in the programme and online.
There is an extra $10 for delivery on this item, but that's okay right (it's the same $10 from the t-shirt delivery so please pledge a total of $110)?
SOMETHING PERSONAL: You will get your own personal thanks on the October screening video from the cast, no "thanks to all the Kickstarters", you're going to hear your name like a real movie star.
Throw that on to the near unscalable mountain of wicked-cool and you've got yourself one heck of a Zombie Wedding goodie pack. Think about it. You've got a high five in the programme and website, an open pass to see the show online, a whole cast album, a unique signed photo-postcard, a t-shirt and a full size poster. You might as well go the whole hog and hear your name in Zombie highlights. (There is a tiny little $10 delivery charge for the t-shirt and poster, so please pledge a total of $135.)
PARTY TIME! Why not come to the October 19th closing night show and stay for the afterparty at the Gorleston Theatre? You'll have five star treatment on your table (the Gorleston Pavilion has cabaret seating) and table service throughout the show and you'll get to hang out with all the cool people that made the show happen while you dance and eat your way into the early hours. Not only that but we'll also throw in a big, big, BIG high five on the website and in the programme, you'll get to see the show as many times as you can in a week online, get the cast recording album, a t-shirt, a big zombie wedding poster, a whole bunch of photo-postcards with thanks from the creative and a place in all out hearts.
NEW YORK STYLE! For those who don't have the bus fare to to get them to Gorleston for the afterparty, Zombie Wedding's lyricist and writer R.C. Staab has got something for you. How does two tickets for a broadway show (we're thinking Warhouse or Phantom, depending on availability) and drinks at Sardi's or the Lincoln Center grab you?
With this top-notch prize you also get the high five in the programme and on the website, the week-long open pass to watch the show online, a digital download of the cast recording, a handsome Zombie Wedding t-shirt, a big poster, a personal thank you from the cast on the video.