The stars of hit English comedy show ‘The League of Gentleman’ have announced that a live arena tour will be coming next year.
Previously the creators Mark Gatiss, Jeremy Dyson, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith have teased at a possible return to the stage, and now in an interview with i Newspaper Shearsmith has confirmed that the rumours are indeed true!
“I think it’s at its best live. I think it felt the most alive in the fact that we could play with that uncomfortableness,” Shearsmith said, “when it would get really dark and the audience would think, ‘this is awful now, please make it stop’, and then you punctuate it with a laugh. The relief would be palpable.”
The tour will be called ‘The League of Gentleman Live Again!’, and the group have said: “The League of Gentlemen started as a live show over 20 years ago and in many ways performing in front of an audience gives us the biggest thrill of all.”
“We’re overjoyed to be taking the citizens of Royston Vasey on a road-trip and can’t wait to see all the wonderful local places in our increasingly local country. Plus we’d already gone to the trouble of getting the costumes and learning the voices again for the TV show so we thought why not? Something to do isn’t it?”
Tickets for the live tour go on sale Wednesday 20th December at 9:00am, with performances from Sunderland to London. Follow The League of Gentlemen here and find & compare all tickets below to get the cheapest prices available.