Arts Diary: Royston Vasey on tour.
BRITAIN'S most bizarre villagers are to go on tour with a stop-over at Southport.
The villagers of Royston Vasey Royston Vasey is a small fictional town in the north of England. It is the setting of the BBC television comedy series The League of Gentlemen. The preceding (radio) series On the Town with the League of Gentlemen , home to television comedy The League of Gentlemen, will be on a 22-week tour from mid-October.
But they will have only one Merseyside date and that is the Southport Theatre on November 15.
The television series began in 1999, a sketch show set in the Peak District where Royston Vasey was home to a collection of misfits and psychopaths.
A sign to the village read, 'Welcome to Royston Vasey. You'll Never Leave'.
Those who visited the village shop owned by serial killers Edward and Tubbs were to learn the truth of the sign.
The black humour black humour
Humour marked by the use of morbid, ironic, or grotesquely comic episodes that ridicule human folly. The term came into common use in the 1960s to describe the work of novelists such as Joseph Heller, whose Catch-22 (1961) is an outstanding example; Kurt in the show appealed to a huge audience, so much so that it ran to three series with a Christmas Special.
The writers and creators, Mark Gatiss Mark Gatiss (born October 17, 1966) is an English actor and writer.
Gatiss was born in Sedgefield, County Durham, England. He currently lives in Islington, London, with his partner Ian and their dog Bunsen. , Steve Pemberton, Jeremy Dyson and Reece Shearsmith toured a theatre show, A Local Show for Local People which sold out at the Empire.
They have since moved into film with the movie The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse currently showing in cinemas.
The team's television series has already returned to BBC BBC
in full British Broadcasting Corp.
Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927. .
The new stage production - The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You - is an all-new show featuring all the popular characters.
The League has managed to turn the North into a very dark place
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