Saturday, 23 May 2020
David Tennant and Michael Sheen set to lead cast in Staged, a new comedy series for BBC One
The BBC today announced a brand new lockdown "comedy", Staged, from Infinity Hill and GCB Films for BBC One.
Starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen, Staged features the cast of a play - the cream of the crop of British acting talent - who are furloughed when their upcoming West End production is suddenly brought to a halt. The series follows the cast as they try their best to keep the rehearsals on track in lockdown.
Absurd and humorous in equal measure, Staged takes on the challenges of creating a drama in lockdown, on stage and off, with a line-up including Georgia Tennant, Lucy Eaton and Anna Lundberg. The show will also have a selection of guest stars including Nina Sosanya, with more to be confirmed in due course.
Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content says:
“It’s vital that the BBC provides moments of light relief and this mischievous idea shows what great sports Michael and David are in sending themselves up.”
The series will air in June 2020 on BBC One and will be available as a box set on BBC iPlayer after transmission.