Forget Swansea Tubbs, League of Gentlemen Live Again brings Royston Vasey to Ipswich Regent

The League of Gentlemen. Picture: BBC DVD

The League of Gentlemen. Picture: BBC DVD - Credit: Archant

There are other places than Swansea Tubbs, no matter what Edward says - and you’ll get to see them when The League of Gentlemen Live Again comes to the Ipswich Ipswich Regent.

BAFTA Award winning comedy legends Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson revive the dark and unhinged fictional village of Royston Vasey for their first UK tour for more than 12 years.

It visits the theatre on August 15, with tickets already on sale.

The critically acclaimed black comedy originally ran from 1999–2002 on BBC Two. It returned to our TV screens last Christmas to celebrate 20 years since the show began with three special episodes.

Shearsmith, Pemberton, Gatiss and Dyson said: “The League of Gentlemen started as a live show more than 20 years ago and in many ways performing in front of an audience gives us the biggest thrill of all.

“We’re overjoyed to be taking the citizens of Royston Vasey on a road-trip and can’t wait to see all the wonderful local places in our increasingly local country.

“Plus we’d already gone to the trouble of getting the costumes and learning the voices again for the TV show so we thought why not? Something to do isn’t it?”

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Tubbs Tattsyrup added: “I’m so eccited to take my preshus things on tour agen I did a little brown fish! Do wee go to Swansea?”

Mark Whiting, the Regent’s commercial development operations manager, said the League of Gentlemen provided a real treat for theatre audiences when they were last in the town.

“We are all really looking forward to the return of League of Gentlemen. We are confident that this show will also be a stunning success.”

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