Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the classic improvisation TV show, is being revived on stage for a limited two-week run.
The show, which involves comedians acting out skits based on suggestions from host Clive Anderson and the audience, was a major hit for Channel 4 when it debuted in 1988. It was later exported to the US where it’s still running to this day.
Playing at London’s Aldephi Theatre from Saturday 20th June, the live show will combine popular rounds from both the UK and US versions as well as new games dreamed up by show creators Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson.
Anderson is returning to keep order as regular contestants Colin Mochrie, Josie Lawrence, Greg Proops and Brad Sherwood compete against each other.
The host remarked, “It’s great to be back in charge of the iconic Whose Line Is It Anyway? – joining up with some of the show’s most impressive improvisers to play many of its best loved games, together with some exciting new features, devised by its original creators. Expect all the fun of the television program – only this time live on stage!”
Dan Patterson said: “I’m extremely excited to be bringing the official worldwide premiere to London’s West End.
“Since it was last aired on Channel 4 in 1999 the show has really evolved and with the US TV show running for so long we’ve seen some incredible performances.
“The level of talent involved in the show on both sides of the Atlantic has been phenomenal & we’ve been very lucky to work with all of them. Expect the best of both versions.”