hmv.com talks bringing The League of Gentlemen back to the stage with Mark Gatiss, Jeremy Dyson, Reece Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton
From its humble beginnings as a stage show put together by four young comedy writers from the north of England in the mid-1990s, The League of Gentlemen's upward trajectory over the next few years saw the show progress from Perrier Award-winning stage comedy to a radio series on BBC Radio 4, before finally making its debut on television in 1999 and running for three series, picking up awards from BAFTA and the Royal Television Society.
Since then, the careers of the show's creators have travelled in different directions, but all have brought success; Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith have gone on to write award-winning comedy series such as Psychoville and Inside No. 9, Jeremy Dyson has written for Tracey Ullman's Show and films such as Ghost Stories, and Mark Gatiss has written for Doctor Who and, of course, starred in and co-created the hit BBC series Sherlock.
Last year saw them reunite and revive their comic creation for a limited series of TV specials before announcing their first live tour in more than a decade, taking in shows at Manchester Arena and The O2.
With the tour all done and dusted and a new DVD capturing the action in stores now, we spoke to Mark Gatiss, Jeremy Dyson, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton about bringing the characters of Royston Vasey back to life on the stage in The League of Gentlemen: Live Again!
Watch our interview below...