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The League of Gentlemen to return to the stage

Their first UK tour in over 12 years kicks off in August 2018.

The League of Gentlemen are to return to the stage in 2018 for their first UK tour in over 12 years. The League of Gentlemen Live Again! will kick off in Sunderland on the 25 August 2018, featuring BAFTA winning comedy stars Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemblerton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson. They’ll be bringing the darkly unhinged fictional village of Royston Vasey to life in theatres and arenas across the UK.

The critically acclaimed and much-loved black comedy originally aired on BBC Two between 1999 – 2002, and is now set to return to screens for a 20 year celebration for three special episodes on the 18, 19 and 20 December 2017.

“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,” Shearsmith, Pemlerton, Gattis and Dyson say. “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?”

Not to be left out, Tubbs Tattsyrup says: “I’m so eccited to take my preshus things on tour agen I did a little brown fish! Do wee go to Swansea?”

The League of Gentlemen’s new tour The League Of Gentlemen Live Again! kicks off on the 25 August 2018 at the Sunderland Empire, running through to three nights at London’s Eventim Apollo on the 27, 28 and 29 September.

Here are those dates in full:

25 August 2018 – Empire, Sunderland
29 August 2018 – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
30 August 2018 – Playhouse, Edinburgh
2 September 2018 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingam
5 September 2018 – New Theatre, Oxford
7 September 2018 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
8 September 2018 – Pavilions, Plymouth
12 September 2018 – Brighton Centre, Brighton
14 September 2018 – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
15 September 2018 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
16 September 2018 – Echo Arena, Liverpool
18 September 2018 – Opera House, Blackpool
21 September 2018 – City Hall, Sheffield
22 September 2018 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
25 September 2018 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
27 September 2018 – Eventim Apollo, London
28 September 2018 – Eventim Apollo, London
29 September 2018 – Eventim Apollo, London

Tickets for The League of Gentlemen Live Again! go on sale at 9:00 on Wednesday 20 December 2017 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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