Two Doors Down 'set to be a stage show' | Star Doon Mackichan says plans are afoot © BBC Studios

Two Doors Down 'set to be a stage show'

Star Doon Mackichan says plans are afoot

A stage version of Two Doors Down is in the pipeline, star Doon Mackichan has revealed.

Producers have been in talks with the ensemble cast as well as possible venues where it could be staged.

Doon Mackichan, who plays Cathy Whyte, said: ‘We are hoping there will be a live show... a big stage show in an arena. It's not finalised, but we are really hoping it happens.’

Speaking to the Daily Star today, she added: ‘I think it would transfer really well to the stage "Each episode is piece of theatre. like a half-hour So if you did an hour-and-a-half show that was one story, it would be brilliant.’

John Cleese similarly strung three episodes of Fawlty Towers together to make the West End version of his hit sitcom, while the musical version of Only Fools And Horses was also a theatrical success.

Mackichen in two doors down

Mackichan, above, added: ‘When we filmed the TV series, we didn't have a studio audience, so it would be amazing to do a live show in front of an audience.’

Two Door Doors has run for seven series  since 2013. But the episode aired at Christmas is believed to be the last following the death of the show's co-creator Simon Carlyle at the age of 48 last year.

When it was broadcast, Mackichan  posted on Instagram: ‘Sad to see Two Doors Down ending for now due to the tragic death of our great writer Simon Carlyle. We love and miss him but what a legacy he has left, incredible man, incredible talent and valued friend.’

Set in Latimer Crescent, a suburban Scottish street, the ensemble comedy also stars Arabella Weir, Alex Norton,   Jonathan Watson, Elaine C. Smith, Jamie Quinn, Kieran Hodgson, Graeme Stevely and Joy McAvoy.

Other sitcoms including The Royle Family and Upstart Crow have run as West End shows in recent years, while at the weekend it was reported that the Carry On franchise would be rebooted as a series of panto-style stage shows next summer.

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Published: 25 Jun 2024

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