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Your chance to work ... as a zombie.

Byline: LYDIA MORRIS

ZOMBIE actors will be recruited to work on an abandoned ocean liner in North Wales that's been transformed into a new horror attraction.

Up to 10 actors will be sought in the coming months to dress as terrifying creatures which will overrun the Duke of Lancaster ship.

The vessel that has lain abandoned at Llanerch-y-Mor near Mostyn in Flintshire since the mid-1980s has been taken over by the "UK's biggest" supplier of zombie experiences - Zombie Infection.

The new experience which "awaits only the bravest souls" is new for 2019 and launches in January.

And today Zombie Infection, which has featured on hit TV show Don't Tell the Bride, has announced it will be hiring staff for the over 18's attraction soon.

What will the zombie actors be required to do?Zombie Infections say recruits will be trained in special effects makeup and "scare acting".

They will be asked to do a "number of roles" including dressing as zombies, infected scientists and other "secret characters".

The part-time roles will require staff only to work on weekends.

When and how can I apply?Job adverts will be posted on the Zombie Infection Facebook page when they are hiring.

However, Zombie Infection has said recruitment will take place in the New Year before their first event at the end of January.

A spokesman for Zombie Infection, said: "We'll be looking for actors of all experiences to do a number of roles including the infected scientists, event reps and a few other secret characters. Work is weekends only.

"All our staff also have the chance to work at all of our other sites across the country aswell.

"We train them all in special effects makeup, immersive performance and scare acting.

"It's a great place to work and a great company to be part of."

Zombie Infection say they will "take good care" of the ship which has seen its "fair share of disappointment to date".

Following in the footsteps of zombie attractions at Liverpool's Asylum in Newsham Park, an 18th-Century courthouse in Birmingham and a former prison in Leicester, the Holywell ship is its newest venture.

The two and a half hour experience will see thrill seekers exploring parts of the turbine steam ship in the hope of stopping a "virus".

Actors dressed as zombies will chase and challenge them in an experience which the company warns is not for the fainthearted.

What is the Duke of Lancaster?The Duke of Lancaster is a rusting former Irish Sea Ferry that has lain abandoned at Llanerch-y-Mor near Mostyn in Flintshire since the mid-1980s.

It started its life as a passenger ferry and cruise liner between 1956 and 1979, when silver service was the norm for passengers who wound their way across the seas from Ireland, Scotland and throughout Europe.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
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Date:Sep 25, 2018
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