That Mitchell and Webb movie

Film - and tour - in the pipeline

Peep Show actors David Mitchell and Robert Webb are to star in their own feature film.

The movie, Magicians, has been written for them by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, who also created their cult Channel 4 sitcom. And filming is due to start soon.

The news emerged as the duo officially announced a major live tour this autumn, coinciding with the broadcast of their new sketch show, That Mitchell and Webb Look, on BBC Two.

This will be the duo’s first ever live tour, although they performed Edinburgh Fringe shows between 1996 and 2001.

The 43-date tour, The Two Faces Of Mitchell And Webb, kicks off at the Brighton Dome on October 19, ending in Tunbridge Wells on December 10. Click here for the full schedule.

The show’s publicity burb reads: ‘David Mitchell and Robert Webb, two medium-sized figures of the small screen return to the medium in which they were once tiny: the theatre. 

‘Join them for an evening of wondering where the camera is and forgetting to speak up, as they weave together character, suspense and comedy just by titting around in front of some painted wood. Like TV but more exclusive, and infinitely more hassle.’

Mitchell, 31, and Webb, 33, met at Cambridge University where they were both writers and performers with the Footlights.  As well as their work together, Webb has appeared in the BBC sitcom The Smoking Room and Ben Elton’s Blessed; while Mitchell has hosted Channel 4’s FAQ U, and More4’s The Last Word and will be  a team captain on Channel 4’s forthcoming  Best Of The Worst panel show.


Published: 25 May 2006

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