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30 years since the The Fast Show first burst onto our television screens, “the defining comedy sketch show of the Nineties” is back, live on tour - and it's coming to the Midlands.

Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse are reuniting with Simon Day, John Thomson, Arabella Weir and Mark Williams for shows in Birmingham Coventry.

This celebratory live tour will be a huge treat for fans of the multi-award winning quick-fire TV sketch show and provide a real behind-the-scenes insight into some of their favourite characters and catchphrases as they come alive on stage once again.

The cast will chat together about how it all began, how they made the TV show, and created the characters and the fun they had doing it. This will be interspersed with performances of some of their best-loved sketches monologues and songs, with on-screen inserts and a moment to remember their former collaborator, the late, great Caroline Aherne.

Fans will be thrilled to see the return of many of their favourite characters, including: Ted & Ralph, Jesse, Swiss Toni, Does My Bum Look Big In This?, Dave Angel, Jazz Club, The Suit You Tailors, Ron Manager, The Mad Painter, Rowley Birkin, Bob Fleming, Competitive Dad, Professor Denzil Dexter, and The Girl Who Boys Can’t Hear.

The Fast Show first aired on BBC2 on 27 September 1994 and became one of the nation’s best-loved comedy shows, having a huge influence on subsequent TV sketch shows. Join the team, 30 years on, for a unique evening of celebration this March. Oooooh, Suit You. No Offence! Niiiiiiiiiice! Brilliant!! Scorchio!!!

An Evening With The Fast Show comes to Warwick Arts Centre on 23 March and The Alexandra, Birmingham on 28 March. Tickets go on sale on Friday 26 January at 10am from thefastshow.live