THE bizarre world of Royston Vasey will be brought back to life in Bournemouth this month.

BAFTA-winning comedy legends Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson have recreated characters from BBC2’s 1999-2002 black comedy series for the stage.

Although tie-in live tours aren’t always successful (sometimes, they’re more about nostalgia than comedy) according to latest reviews, that’s not the case of this League of Gentlemen stage outing, the group’s first for 12 years.

It’s probably because all their careers beyond the League are flourishing; they’re doing this not because they need to, but because they want to.

Steve Pemberton said: “It’s the perfect time. The live show is the most fun version of The League of Gentlemen that we do. We’d been talking about doing something for a while.

“Having just made the BBC2 anniversary specials, this is a natural time to go back on the road while it’s on people’s minds. And after such a long time away, there is a real appetite for it. We’re not forcing it onto people; wherever we go, we are constantly being asked about when we are bringing it back. So we thought, “Why not do it now?” We can’t wait!”

League of Gentlemen Live is at the BIC on Tuesday, September 25. To book, visit