Physical Theatre • Running Time: 45 mins
Written & performed by Gaëtan Schmid | Directed by Andrew Laubscher

“It’s mad, and funny, and quite brilliant.” Weekend Special

Little Gaëtan is about to recite his poem in front of the class. And he panics. And his panic morphs into an apocalyptic zombie nightmare.

Big Gaëtan is the actor who plays Little Gaëtan. And Big G furiously mimes this apocalyptic zombie nightmare to a thrilling soundtrack made of hundreds of his movie faves.

Gaëtan jumps from one movie into the other, alternating perspectives and scales. Zooming in and out again, from characters that are fingers, to a face-in-shock close ups. A brilliant juxtaposition of a grandiose odyssey performed from a teeny-weeny little school chair.

“The premise of Zombie Attack is a very thin one. But who cares? This is fast, sexy, funny physical theatre” - Megan Furniss.

“… transfixing, mesmerising, hypnotising performance …” The Critter

This is the upgraded ZOMBIE ATTACK version with an exhilarating sound power boost from the one and only James Webb.

Audience feedback from first Zombie Attack run at Alexander Bar' Upstairs Theatre:

“Loved this wacky Hi-NRG show” - Evan

“a mastermind labyrinth journey in to conquer your fears, highly entertaining” - Richard

“Gaetan is a master performer! Brilliant!” - Shirley

“brilliantly awesome, precision at its finest ... thanks” - Terry

“What an exhilarating, thrilling mad rollercoaster ride! Utterly brilliant. Gaëtan was outstanding! A wonderful stimulating show! We all LOVED it - ages between 13 and 54 years.” - Sue

“I was worried about not knowing film trivia enough, but he made enough commonly-known hooks and looping through the first section helped to follow along. Very clever!” - JD

Director Andrew Laubscher
Andrew is a Cape Town-based film and theatre actor and Dirty Words director. Some theatre highlights include Richard III at Maynardville, Mirror Mirror directed by Geoffrey Hyland and written by Mike van Graan; As You Like It directed by Geoffrey Hyland; Cosi directed by Scott Sparrow; Antony and Cleopatra directed by Marthinus Basson; A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Guy de Lancey; Lovborg's Women directed by Chris Weare (Fleur Du Cap nomination for Best Supporting Actor); Mafeking Road directed by Tara Notcutt; A Comedy Of Errors directed by Matthew Wild; and Balbesit directed by Jaco Bouwer. In 2014, Andrew won the Fleur de Cap Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his performance as Riff-Raff in The Rocky Horror Show performed at The Fugard Theatre.

Since then Andrew's work includes The Emissary written and directed by Louis Viljoen; The Finkelsteins are Coming to Dinner directed by Adrian Collins, Marat/Sade directed by Jaco Bouwer performed at The Baxter Theatre and Tiger Bay performed at The Artscape Theatre. Most recent work includes the award-winning Swerfgoed directed by Tinarie van Wyk Loots with Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Nicole Holm and Richard September which will be performed at The Baxter Theatre in September.

Author/Performer Gaëtan Schmid
Gaëtan is a Belgian theatre artist currently living and working in South Africa. After studying theatre at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France he toured new creations to festivals and theatres all over the world. Russia, Sweden, Romania, USA, Belgium, The Netherlands, England, Wales, Uganda, Andorra, Spain and Scotland. Since arriving in South Africa 20 years ago – when his South African wife (not wife then) told him to “… come … come and have a look… couple of weeks max…” Gaëtan produces, creates, writes and performs his own excitingly original one-man-shows… well, most of them are his own: Body Language I & IIThe Belgian (Fleur du Cap nominated); RumpsteakThe Dog’s Bollocks; The Incredible Beer Show; the pigeon; The Comical Tragedy; and Zombie Attack (the original version).

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