Spaced on Stage“Spaced was a delight – a funny, flamboyant, innovative sitcom that demonstrated there was much life left in the oft-maligned genre. With the writers doubling as the central performers, the artful scripts were brilliantly brought to life. The show also had a unique style, being shot like a modern horror movie with fast zooms, jump cuts and disorientating edits. A complex masterpiece that enriched the schedules and emerged triumphantly as one of the first great comedies of the 21st Century.”
- From the Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy
As part of the BFI Southbank season marking 25 years of Channel 4 we are presenting a special event celebrating Spaced. On Saturday 10th November 2007, a marathon screening will take place of both series of Spaced with an on-stage event between series 1 and 2.
We are delighted to announce that the entire, regular cast of Spaced - Simon Pegg, Jessica Stevenson (now Hynes), Nick Frost, Julia Deakin, Katy Carmichael, Mark Heap - and director Edgar Wright will introduce the event. Simon, Jessica and Edgar will also discuss the Spaced phenomenon in an on-stage interview between series one and two, offering viewers an exclusive insight into the making of the show plus the chance to put questions to its creators.
Spaced, part of the C4@25 season will be in NFT1 Saturday 10th November. Series one will start at 12.30, Spaced on Stage will be at 5pm and series two will run from 7pm.Spaced
C4/LWT/Paramount UK 1999/2001. Dir Edgar Wright.With Nick Frost, Mark Heap. 15
Two singletons pose as a couple in order to rent a desirable flat, but real romantic sparks flash between them – a traditional enough premise for a farfrom- trad sitcom that borrowed from horror flicks and comic books to develop a visual identity all its own. Wright’s flamboyant style perfectly complemented the artful comedy of Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson to create something truly distinctive and utterly of its time. Both series are showing here in a marathon all-day screening.
Series 1: 182min + interval Sat 10 Nov 12:30
Series 2: 182min + interval Sat 10 Nov 19:00Spaced on Stage
A warm welcome to Simon Pegg, Jessica Stevenson (now Hynes) and Edgar Wright – here to discuss their brilliant C4 sitcom Spaced, which screens in its entirety today. Discover the behind-the-scenes story of the series, hear about the bits that didn’t make the final cut, find out whether there’s going to be a third series, and learn how
Spaced inspired the smash-hit feature films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. (15)
Sat 10 Nov 17:00
Joint ticket available £19.75, concs £14.50 (Spaced Series 1 & 2 plus Spaced on stage); £12.50, concs £9.25 (Spaced on stage and either series) (Members pay £1 less)www.bfi.org.uk/southbankThanks to Edgar for the above.
Small update on cast members attending, read HERE