Series 1, Episode 5 - The Understudy
Successful West End actor Tony Warner's tour-de-force performance as Macbeth is the toast of The Duke Of Cambridge Theatre, but his overbearing personality makes life hell for those he works with.
It would be very bad luck indeed if he was suddenly indisposed in some way - although not for Jim, his ever-hopeful understudy, of course...
- Wednesday 5th March 2014
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Lyndsey Marshal||Laura (Jim's Girlfriend)|
|Julia Davis||Felicity (Company Manager)|
|Rosie Cavaliero||Kirstie (Dresser)|
|Roger Sloman||Bill (Tony's Neighbour)|
|Di Botcher||Jean (Tony's Neighbour)|
|Richard Cordery||Nick (Company Manager)|
|Bruce Mackinnon||'Malcolm' (Voice)|
|Jo Stone-Fewings||'Macduff' (Voice)|
|Jon Plowman||Executive Producer|
|Steve Pemberton||Associate Producer|
|Reece Shearsmith||Associate Producer|
|Brian Sykes||Production Designer|
Tony Warner's understudy visits him backstage after a performance.
Felicity catches Jim and Laura in Tony's dressing room.