Early Doors to tour the UK | Live show announces 11 dates © BBC

Early Doors to tour the UK

Live show announces 11 dates

The live version of the Early Doors sitcom is to tour the UK.

Creators Craig Cash and Phil Mealey have written a new story based on their acclaimed BBC comedy and will appear on stage along with original co-stars John Henshaw, Joan Kempson, James Quinn and Lisa Millett.

Originally the show was due to be staged at the Lowry in Salford in August, but now an 11-date UK tour has been announced - with tickets going on sale at 10am today.

It kicks off in Newcastle on September 25, and the full schedule is here.

Based on the late-afternoon regulars of The Grapes pub, Early Doors ran for two series on BBC Two  in 2003 and 2004. Its revival follows a spate of sitcom-to-stage transfers including Still Game, Yes Prime Minister and  Gary Tank Commander. 

Cash  and Mealey said: ’Writing Early Doors again has been a joy and we’re really excited by the results. Putting it on stage for the first time ever will be a huge thrill. One that we hope you will come along and share.’

Published: 16 Mar 2018

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