On Friday I went to see How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse: Reloaded, a live, lively and very interactive seminar, aiming to ensure that whether you have a plan and are machete proficient or not – you may just survive, should the undead rise.
The team are led by Dr. Dale Seslick, super self assured with an encyclopaedic knowledge of dead-heads, and sporting natty Rayban’s and red polo neck combo. You’ll be hard pressed to catch him out, no matter how obscure or petty your query. Dr. Dale is ably assisted by the unassumingly nerd-hot Judy, a scientist with a flair for roleplay and an intolerance for foolishness. Donald is the survival expert, who while seeming out of time and out of touch, knows how to take care of himself and you. And the there’s Tristen. Sweet, sweet Tristen – a lovable simpleton who just wants to be involved and get a hug.
The seminar itself is pacey, knowledgable and features some hilarious set pieces. As I mentioned at the beginning, it’s also totally two-sided. During the course of the show the audience are put in a series of situations and asked questions to discern whether they would emerge unscathed or not. And don’t worry, it’s done en masse – no-one is singled out and embarrassed. Well. ONE person is singled out, but if you’re a regular ZC reader, there’s no way it’ll be you and it’s all done in good fun anyway. It’ll probably be your Dad*.
You are also encouraged to make suggestions and ask questions to your hearts content – even at the interval and post-show, where the cast diligently remain in character until you’ve had your fill.
The show is designed to be enjoyed by novice, amateur and expert zombie enthusiasts and no matter how much you know you’ll have a great time. Personally, I wasn’t expecting the level of improv on show and was very pleasantly surprised – at times it was like watching a ‘Who’s Line Is it Anyway?’ zombie special!
Great night out resulting in 4 on 5 zombie action
How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse: Reloaded comes highly recommended by yours truly and you can check the dates of the rest of this tour and also the Edinburgh Fringe shows here. You can also find out more on Facebook or by following Dr Dale on Twitter.
*I’m sure YOUR Dad is lovely and completely on the ball, Z-wise.