Lupita Nyong’o (US, Black Panther) shines in this delirious zombie-comedy – a raucous outing that has more gags, gore and unashamed sentimentality than you can shake a severed limb at .
Washed-up musician Dave (Alexander England) is at a crossroads in his life. Recently dumped and with his aspirations of heavy metal stardom fading away, the eternal man-child is forced to crash on his sister’s sofa. However, things look up when he meets the effervescent Miss Caroline (Nyong’o), his 5-year-old nephew’s favourite teacher. Desperate to spend time with the object of his affection, he signs up to chaperone a school trip to the local petting zoo. But when the neighbouring military base accidentally unleashes a hoard of zombies upon the unsuspecting farmyard, they and their miniature posse must join forces to keep the flesh-eating army at bay. Will Dave rise to the occasion and have a chance at Miss Caroline’s heart, or will the zombies get there first?
Doused with a generous helping of absurdity, and pitch-perfect in its timing, this big-hearted zom-com forges a path all its own. Blending gore and wit into one wild, frenetic ride, amongst many other surprises comes a guarantee that you’ll never listen to Taylor Swift in quite the same way again...Download Programme Notes (PDF)