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

Staged

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2020 - 2021
  • 14 episodes (2 series)

David Tennant and Michael Sheen star as stage actors furloughed by covid-19. Also features Simon Evans, Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton.

  1. 22nd December via Royal Television Society: Staged scores hat-trick at the RTS Midlands Awards 2021
  2. 8th December via British Comedy Guide: The Outlaws wins Best New Comedy in I Talk Telly Awards 2021
  3. 3rd December via British Comedy Guide: Broadcast Awards 2022 comedy nominees revealed
  4. 3rd November via British Comedy Guide: British comedies nominated for 2021 Rose d'Or Awards
Staged. Image shows from L to R: David (David Tennant), Michael (Michael Sheen). Copyright: BBC / Simon Ridgeway

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2020 - 2021
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
14 (2 series)
Creators
Simon Evans and Phin Glynn
Stars
David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Simon Evans, Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton
Writers
Simon Evans and D H W Mildon
Directors
Simon Evans and Oliver Kaderbhai
Producers
Phin Glynn, Victor Glynn, Georgia Tennant, David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Axel Kuschevatzky, Cindy Teperman, Geoff Iles and more
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 10:45pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats

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