Zom­bies at­tack in Aotea Square

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hit A zom­bie out­break will Aotea Square on Fri­day.

A pur­pose-built fenced-off mil­i­tary zone will act as the fi­nal out­post in an in­ter­ac­tive the­atre ex­pe­ri­ence which is per­formed in real time as au­di­ences are told a deadly virus has dev­as­tated New Zealand.

Apoc­a­lypse Z will see a crowd of ‘‘sur­vivors’’ band to­gether with a skele­ton crew of sol­diers in the hopes of sur­viv­ing against those in­fected with the ‘‘Z’’ virus.

From the mo­ment au­di­ences ar­rive they will be in­stantly thrust into the role of sur­vivors.

Cre­ative pro­ducer Char­lie McDer­mott says the show will be a com­pletely new ex­pe­ri­ence for Auck­land au­di­ences.

‘‘We will ask them to ac­cept chal­lenges that will af­fect the out­come of the show and to make life and death choices,’’ he says.

‘‘We want to se­ri­ously un­set­tle the au­di­ence and give them some­thing to­tally dif­fer­ent to the con­ven­tional the­atri­cal ex­pe­ri­ence.’’

The team be­hind the show is hop­ing to at­tract young peo­ple, es­pe­cially young men, to the the­atre with the in­no­va­tive ap­proach.

The show runs in Aotea Square from April 12 to 27.

Call 0800 BUYTICKETS or go to buytickets.co.nz.

Doomed?: Aotea Square will be the set­ting for a post-apoc­a­lyp­tic Auck­land in Apoc­a­lypse Z.

Walk­ing dead: Au­di­ence mem­bers will have to band to­gether to es­cape those af­fected with the ‘‘Z’’ virus.

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