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Staged. Image shows from L to R: David (David Tennant), Michael (Michael Sheen). Copyright: BBC / Simon Ridgeway.

Staged

BBC One sitcom about furloughed actors. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Simon Evans, Georgia Tennant and others.

Staged. Image shows from L to R: David (David Tennant), Michael (Michael Sheen). Copyright: BBC / Simon Ridgeway.

Staged

David Tennant and Michael Sheen star as stage actors furloughed by Covid-19

  1. 10th September via Deadline: Hulu buys Staged to stream in US
  2. 4th September via Radio Times: Staged debuts on Netflix with unseen material
  3. 18th June via BritishTheatre.com: Review: Staged, BBC iPlayer
Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2020
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Creators
Simon Evans and Phin Glynn
Starring
David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Simon Evans, Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton
Writer
Simon Evans
Director
Simon Evans
Producers
Phin Glynn, Victor Glynn and Georgia Tennant

David Tennant and Michael Sheen (playing themselves) were due to star in a production of Six Characters In Search Of An Author in the West End.

The pandemic has put paid to that, but their director (Simon Evans - also playing himself) is determined not to let the opportunity pass him by. He knows how big a chance this is for him and turns his attention to cajoling his stars into rehearsing over the internet.

All they need to do is read the first scene, but throughout the series they come up against a multitude of oppositional forces: distraction, boredom, home-schooling and their own egos.

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.

Production Details

Production companies
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 10th June 2020 on BBC One at 10:45pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 25th June 2020 on BBC One at 12:35am
Last repeat
Tuesday 21st July 2020 at 9:45pm
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