Masterclass presents Pitch Your Play 2018: A series of staged readings.

Theatre Royal Haymarket
2:30pm, Friday 26th October 2018

Sophie and Jamie are on their way to a fancy dress party dressed as zombies when a misjudged selfie makes them the centre of a social media storm. Battling online abuse, internet trolls and the consequences of a viral recognition, their friendship is pushed to its very limits.

A funny and thought-provoking play, Zombiegate is a razor-sharp satire about the rise of internet trolls and the return of public shaming, exploring social media, mobs and toxic masculinity.


Matthew Gabrielli, Writer
Matthew Gabrielli is a playwright and a founding member of Liverpool based Theatre Company Writers LABB, his work has been performed in Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh. Recent writing credits include Reflections (Birmingham Camera Obscura), Baristas (Birmingham Comedy Festival) and Removed and Destroyed (Lion Tamers Theatre Company). He has also written for BBC Radio Comedy and has an MRes in Playwriting Studies from the University of Birmingham.

Julian Bruton, Director
Julian trained at The University of Hull in Drama and Theatre Practice. Previous productions as director include HOT MESS (Lion and Unicorn), The Dad, The Husband, The Man (Old Red Lion) Tronald Dump (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Insider’s Kitchen (Theatre 503), Truth and Lies, Love is All, The Date Night and Sally’s Shoulders (Southwark Playhouse), Laughing Wild and The Man (University of Hull). Previous productions as assistant director include HAMM: Perfectly Processed Education (RADA Festival), Free (Southwark Playhouse), The Pillowman and Call Me, Love Me (University of Hull)


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All tickets to Zombiegate by Matthew Gabrielli are completely free!