THE TWILIGHT ZONE Will Hold Post-Show Q&A To Celebrate The 60th Anniversary Of The Original CBS Television Series
With only one week left until The Twilight Zone completes its run in the West End, the celebration of the show's 60th anniversary continues. After a hugely successful post-show Q&A with Christopher Beaumont and Roger Luckhurst, The Twilight Zone have announced a second post-show Q&A.
The next event will take place on Friday 31 May, immediately following the evening performance at the Ambassadors Theatre. This Q&A will look at the legacy of The Twilight Zone as the most influential American TV show in history and its impact on literature, film, TV and now theatre. The Q&A will explore its journey from the page to the stage and why we need these stories more than ever.
Introducing the event and the panel will be Producer, Ron Fogelman. The panel will include members of the cast, as well as two very special guests:
Richard Jones, Director of The Twilight Zone, won his 8th Olivier Award in 2019. Jones has directed theatre in the West End, off-West End, on Broadway and has also directed Opera, winning multiple awards for his productions.
Dick Fiddy is a writer and researcher employed at the BFI as an archive TV programmer and by various production companies as a TV consultant.
The highly successful West End transfer must end with the season finale on Saturday 1 June 2019. Adapted by Anne Washburn (Shipwreck, Mr. Burns) and directed by the multi award-winning director (winner of 7 Olivier Awards), Richard Jones, this production of the acclaimed classic CBS television series The Twilight Zone is an ingenious mixture of morality tales, fables and fantasy that are as relevant today as when audiences first encountered them.
The West End production has designs by Paul Steinberg, with costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, choreography by Aletta Collins, lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin, and D.M Wood, composer and sound design by Sarah Angliss, sound by Christopher Shutt, casting by Julia Horan, and illusions by Richard Wiseman and Will Houstoun.
The talented ensemble cast comprises of: Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Alisha Bailey, Natasha J Barnes, Adrianna Bertola, Dan Crossley, Dyfan Dwyfor, Neil Haigh, Nicholas Karimi, Lauren O'Neill and Matthew Steer.
The Twilight Zone stage production is presented under license by CBS Consumer Products and produced by Ron Fogelman for Your Next Stop Limited and the Almeida Theatre. Kenny Wax is executive producer.
The Twilight Zone is based on original stories by Rod Serling, and two of the most frequent and celebrated contributors, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson from the CBS television series. It is one of television's most revered and influential science-fiction fantasy shows and ran on American network CBS from 1959 to 1964, winning 3 Emmy Awards during its 156-episode run. Its incisive parables explore humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices. The programme has had a seminal influence on popular culture; from Stephen King to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to Steven Spielberg, The Simpsons to Black Mirror.
With the original series celebrating its 60th Anniversary Year, a new version of The Twilight Zone recently premiered on CBS All Access in April 2019 with Jordan Peele serving as host and narrator. The new series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg's Genre Films. Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.