David Tennant and Michael Sheen to star in new BBC comedy based on West End lockdown

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David Tennant and Michael Sheen will star in a new comedy based on the West End lockdown.

New six-part series Staged will follow the cast of a play who find themselves furloughed when their upcoming West End production is suddenly brought to a halt.


The show has been filmed in lockdown while adhering to government guidelines.

The BBC teased of the new series: "The series follows the cast as they try their best to keep the rehearsals on track in lockdown.

"Absurd and humorous in equal measure, Staged takes on the challenges of creating a drama in lockdown, on stage and off."

Alongside David Tennant and Michael Sheen, the cast will feature Georgia Tennant, Lucy Eaton and Anna Lundberg.

They will be joined by a selection of guest stars across the 15-minute episodes including Nina Sosanya, with more to be confirmed in due course.

Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content said: “It’s vital that the BBC provides moments of light relief and this mischievous idea shows what great sports Michael and David are in sending themselves up.”

Staged will air on TV in June 2020 on BBC One and will be available to watch online via BBC iPlayer after.