Stage Spy: Inside No. 9 stage play in development by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton?

Hit BBC series Inside No. 9 could be heading to the West End stage.

The comedy-horror anthology series, which is currently back for Season 8 on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, may be getting the stage treatment, with rumoured plans for a theatre remake.

The show is created, written by and stars The League of Gentleman’s Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, and the comedy duo are believed to be developing a new stage version of Inside No. 9.

Reese Shearsmith told The Sun recently, “don’t be surprised if it happens”, and that it’s “a show which lends itself to theatre, with small, self-contained stories set in one location, and small casts.”

It is believed that the stage show would be based on existing popular episodes and characters rather than a brand new storyline.

Both Pemberton and Shearsmith are well known on the West End stage, with Reece recently starring in The Unfriend at the Criterion Theatre, and Steve about to star in The Pillowman at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

Starring alongside Pemberton and Shearsmith in the current 8th series are guest stars including Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey), Menyee Lai (Stay Close), Moyo Akandé (Guilt), Robin Askwith (The Madame Blanc Mysteries), Samantha Spiro (Sex Education), Sheila Reid (Benidorm), Phil Daniels (House of the Dragon), Amanda Abbington (Sherlock), Anita Dobson (EastEnders), Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing), Claire Rushbrook (My Mad Fat Diary), Frances Barber (Dreamland), and Leon Herbert (Ghosts).

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📷 Main photo: Inside No 9. Photo courtesy of the BBC

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