See Peter Kay's new TV show... in a theatre | Charity launch for Car Share

See Peter Kay's new TV show... in a theatre

Charity launch for Car Share

Peter Kay’s new TV series Car Share is to make its premiere in front of a theatre audience.

More than 2,000 tickets are to go on sale for a charity screening of all six episodes of the show, introduced with a personal appearance by Kay.

The screening at the Blackpool Opera House on March 28 will raise money for Derian House Children's Hospice in Chorley, Lancashire.

Car Share is Kay’s first TV series for 11 years In it he plays a supermarket assistant manager, John Redmond, forced to share his commute with co-worker Kayleigh Kitson, a promotions rep played by Sian Gibson.

The show is being made by Kay’s Goodnight Vienna Productions and has been written by newcomers Tim Reid and Paul Coleman. It will be the first BBC programme to be available initially on iPlayer, before it is broadcast on BBC One, although no date for its screen launch has yet been set.

Last year Kay sold out the Opera House within six minutes for a Q&A session which was again for charity –  Salford Women’s Refuges – with a second performance quickly added. His recent Phoenix Nights Live revival was also for charity, raising £5million for Comic Relief.

Tickets for the Car Share event will be priced £15 and £20, and go on sale at 10am on Saturday.

Published: 26 Feb 2015

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