"The plague has hit London and as Christmas approaches Will and Kate are in wave fifteen of state-enforced home confinement together in Will's London lodgings. As Kate fills endless time with baking, painting, hoarding, clapping and DIY haircuts, Will is doing his absolute best to use the plaguey lock-in to pen a classic for the new King so his head doesn't end up in a basket. The problem is he's got zero inspiration... Can Will come up with the perfect play? And far from their friends and loved ones can he and Kate find a way to create their own kind of Christmas merriment?"
Tomorrow And Tomorrow And Tomorrow: A Lockdown Christmas 1603 - will be broadcast at a yet-to-be-confirmed date over the Christmas period. It will echo real events of the 17th Century, when the plague - or black death - hit Europe in a series of waves spanning hundreds of years. Although the nature of the disease and its transmission were not known and misunderstood, isolation and social distancing were employed to combat the outbreaks.
This will be the first new episode of Upstart Crow on television since Series 3 concluded in December 2018 with a festive programme.
The hit sitcom was just a few weeks into a run of a new West End stage adaptation when the covid-19 outbreak forced the closure of theatres in March this year. British Comedy Guide understands that producers hope to remount the production when restrictions are lifted in 2021.
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