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Beano Studios is teaming up with production company Selladoor to create a musical stage production based on hit TV show Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed!

dennis 15April2019The family-friendly show, which is being developed by Selladoor, will launch in 2020 on a year-long tour of 40+ theatres and venues across the UK and Ireland.

BAFTA-winning writer/producer-director Will Brenton is on board to write the show, which will feature Dennis and Gnasher’s hallmark slapstick humour delivered with a repertoire of songs.

The stage production follows on from the success of Beano Studios’ Emmy-nominated TV series. The TV show stars Beano’s irrepressible hero Dennis (voiced by Freddie Fox), his dogged side kick Gnasher and fearless mates, including Rubi, JJ, Pieface and his pet potato Paul. Together they cook up crazy plans, get in all sorts of scrapes and take on every challenge, no matter how big.

The hit TV show recently secured its second series on CBBC and has been sold in over 24 countries; it airs on Super RTL in Germany, Rai in Italy and France Télévision, among others.

Emma Scott, CEO of Beano Studios said: “Following the success of Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed around the world, bringing our gang to life on stage is the perfect next step Selladoor are the ideal team to take on the exciting challenge of bringing the iconic characters to life in a show to entertain all ages.”

David Hutchinson, CEO of Selladoor said: “Selladoor is delighted to be working with Beano Studios to bring the iconic Dennis and Gnasher to the stage for the first time with a really exciting creative team, led by Will Brenton under Anna Fox’s dramaturgical eye.