Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 24°C

min temp: 16°C

Search

Video: Joshua Dickinson premieres his new Opening Night of the Living Dead zombie movie at Sudbury’s Quay Theatre

08:57 01 August 2014

The Living Dead filmed at The Quay Theatre Sudbury

The Living Dead filmed at The Quay Theatre Sudbury

Archant

Film buffs in Sudbury will get to see their local theatre in a chilling new light at the premiere of an independently-made zombie movie.

The Living Dead filmed at The Quay Theatre SudburyThe Living Dead filmed at The Quay Theatre Sudbury

The film, Opening Night of the Living Dead, has been written and produced by local actor Joshua Dickinson.

Not only does it feature budding Suffolk actors with gruesome makeovers as zombie extras, but it was also filmed in Sudbury’s Quay Theatre.

Joshua, 25, said volunteers and staff at the Quay had been very accommodating during the nine days of shooting last summer.

He said: “They were fantastic and gave us free run of the theatre. We shot scenes in the auditorium, the foyer and in the dressing rooms, which got so hot that the camera overheated at one point. But it was wonderful to be able to shoot the film in my home town and I am really pleased with the results.”

The Living Dead filmed at The Quay Theatre SudburyThe Living Dead filmed at The Quay Theatre Sudbury

The plot centres on the goings-on backstage during an amateur dramatics production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The show doesn’t go according to plan when the dead start attacking the living and cause more problems than a few fluffed lines.

Former Sudbury Upper School student Joshua – an actor who most recently appeared in the BBC drama Holby City – said the film had taken about seven months to edit and produce. As well as the premiere on August 17, the movie is also scheduled to appear at the Ipswich Film Theatre in October to coincide with Halloween, and at Colchester Film Festival.

Josh added: “It was a bit of a voyage into the unknown and the whole experience has made me watch films in a completely new way. I have shown the film to directors I have worked with and they all seem very positive about it. I am hoping to get it shown at some of the international film festivals and see how far I can go with it.”

Call the Quay on 01787 374745 for tickets.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Readers have shared their Pigs Gone Wild selfies and family photos as the trail reaches its final few days in Ipswich

We will miss them when they are gone but there are still seven days left to see the pigs in situ around Ipswich town centre.

And indicative perspective of what a new retirement homes on the 30 Lower Brook Street site, might look like.
Development plans are going out for consultation.
The site is currently Archant's newspaper offices.

A public exhibition will give local residents Ipswich residents the opportunity to view and comment on McCarthy and Stone’s preliminary proposals to redevelop land between Lower Brook Street and Turret Lane.

Police are appealing for witnesses

Suffolk Police are searching for a woman who has gone missing from Ipswich.

Fire crews called to eastbound A14

Motorists face queues on the A14 this afternoon after a vehicle fire brought traffic to a halt near Ipswich.

The Red Arrows were able to complete a shortened display at the Clacton Airshow.

For almost everyone it was the perfect summer day on the beach – blue skies immediately above, temperatures in the high 20s, warm sea water.

Liverpool Street station

London’s Liverpool Street train station has been evacuated following reports of a suspicious package.

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

A child and a woman have been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after a crash in Frating Green, Essex, this afternoon.

Tim Odgers on a recent trip to York Minster

Tributes have been paid to an “inspirational” former Stowmarket Middle School head teacher who has died of an aggressive blood cancer.

Duncan Goodhew at Swimathon 90 at Mid Suffolk Leisure Stowmarket in January 1990.

Shell suits, Fun-Fax organisers and yo-yos – all stuff you can look back fondly on if you grew up in the 90s.

Ben Gummer arrives in Downing Street.

In the fourth of five three-minute interviews, Ipswich MP Ben Gummer explains what his new job as Minister for the Cabinet entails.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24