Stage Door Johnnies. Image shows from L to R: Ralph (Tom Davis), Marco (Alex Macqueen). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / Blurred Vision.

Stage Door Johnnies

Stage Door Johnnies

One-off comedy drama about five excitable theatre fans who will stop at nothing to let their idols know how they truly feel

Comedy Drama
Sky Arts
Alex Macqueen, Steve Evets, Anna Calder-Marshall, Felicity Montagu, Tom Davis, Elizabeth Berrington, Andrew Bloomer, Rosie Lewis and others
Catherine McCormack and Laura Power
Catherine McCormack
Juliet Charlesworth

Stage Door Johnny: A person who frequents stage doors for the company of actors.

Stage Door Johnnies pokes gentle fun at fandom, filmed in a 'mockumentary' style.

When a production of Romeo and Juliet starring Suranne Jones and John Nettles arrives at a Guildford theatre, five excitable local enthusiasts take their positions at the stage door. Marco, an amateur critic, likes to give actors constructive feedback on their performances, while Tony is a dab hand at making gifts from unusual materials for the great and the good of the theatre world.

Then there's Susan and Meg, John Nettles' number one fans who must remain 50 metres away from the actor at all times; and Ralph, the quiet observer of the group.

The quintet will stop at nothing to get close to the stars who tread the boards, even if it means causing accidental injuries along the way.

Production Details

Part of

Playhouse Presents

Production companies
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 23rd May 2013 on Sky Arts at 9pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 11th October 2013 at 2:10am