The world premiere of a stage show based on hit TV comedy Inside No.9 will run in the West End next year.

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith have penned a new story for the live show which features all the comic spooky drama that fans of the TV show would expect.

Titled Stage Fright, it will open at Wyndham’s Theatre on 18 January starring some familiar characters and stories, mixed with brand new material.

Both Pemberton and Shearsmith will be performing in the 12 week run with further casting to be announced. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 8 May at

The highly anticipated ninth, and final, season of the award-winning series begins on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer on 8 May.

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith said: "We’ve been asked about doing a live show ever since the series first started on the BBC, probably because each episode is like a mini-play. There are small casts and single locations, and we were definitely inspired by our work in theatre when writing the stories for TV. 
"We are currently writing the script, but we are certain there will be plenty of new material and surprises for fans and new-comers alike.

"There’ll be something old, something new, something butchered and something… BOO! We want to use the different things a theatre show can offer in terms of comedy - a collective audience behaves very differently to a solitary one, the laughter builds and the shared enjoyment is infectious.

"So there’ll be some big comic moments, but also something a bit spooky and more dramatic.
"Inside No.9 viewers go into each episode not knowing what to expect and we want this to be the same for the theatre show, with the ability for each audience to experience the performance for the first time and go on that theatrical journey with us."

"On TV we have done everything from knockabout farce to psychological drama to full on horror.  We've chosen the subtitle Stage/Fright, which does suggest something theatrical and something unsettling. But to say more would spoil the surprises and we would never do that. We want to deliver the perfect West End night at the theatre… we might even crack out a song if you’re lucky!”

Inside No.9 Stage/Fright runs at Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road from 18 January 2025.