Written by Mitch Brian, and directed by Jayde Clark, and Shaun Griffin, the show is set in the late 1970s and embraces a treasure trove of horror film cliches as ravenous hordes descend upon an abandoned shopping mall.
Smith plays Cody, a guitar-playing zombie trying to get to his girlfriend.
‘I liked the idea of the character,’ he said.
‘Maul of the Dead is a different take on zombies and has more heart at its core.
‘My main challenge is conveying tone and emotion through my guitar while also coming across as a zombie.’
Clarke said she was hooked on the play as soon as she heard zombies were involved.
‘But I was also inspired by the characters and relationships within the story and the adversity between them,’ she said.
‘It’s about surviving a shopping mall full of zombies with people you don’t know and creating new friendships while coming up with creative ways to eliminate the zombies.’