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Completely Staged

By Simon Evans and Phin Glynn

The complete illustrated scripts of the lockdown hit TV show, Staged.

Humour | Illustrated
158% funded
705 supporters
Published

Publication date: Summer 2021

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E-book

First edition fixed format e-book available in EPUB, MOBI and PDF formats.
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$40  + shipping
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First Edition Hardback

A first edition hardback: 384 pages printed on 80gsm paper with coloured endpapers inspired by the Tennants’ wallpaper.

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Read with a Rival

Two first edition hardbacks so you can read through with a friend (or enemy), swap roles, share recipes and argue about credits in the comfort of your own home.

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$60  + shipping
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Staged Poster

A first edition hardback plus a limited edition Staged poster, available exclusively from Unbound. LIMITED TO 150

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  • Limited to 150
$60  + shipping
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Staged DVD

A first edition hardback plus a copy of the DVD of series 1 & 2 of Staged (with extended scenes and outtakes) with reversible DVD cover to highlight your favourite lead! DVD is currently REGION 2 ONLY (Japan, Europe, South Africa & Middle East)

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  • E-book
$70  + shipping
66 pledges

Meta Mug

A first edition hardback signed by the creators plus a limited edition mug featuring the stars, design available exclusively from Unbound. LIMITED TO 100

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  • Bookmark
  • E-book
$85  + shipping
5 pledges

Staged Slogan Tote Bag

A first edition hardback signed by the creators plus a limited edition quality canvas tote bag featuring slogans from the series, available exclusively from Unbound. LIMITED TO 100

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  • Staged-inspired bookmark
  • E-book
$85  + shipping
10 pledges

Slogan T-shirt

A first edition hardback signed by the creators plus a 100% cotton t-shirt, featuring a slogan from the series, exclusive to Unbound. Available in S, M, L, XL (size and slogan to be specified in post check-out email closer to the time of dispatch).LIMITED TO 100 FOR EACH DESIGN

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  • Bookmark
  • E-book
$225  + shipping
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Staged Merch Bundle

A first edition hardback signed by the creators plus Staged t-shirt, mug & tote bag (size of t-shirt and slogan to be specified in post check-out closer to the time of dispatch).

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  • Bookmark
  • E-book
$225  + shipping
15 pledges

Zoom launch

A first edition hardback signed by the creators, plus a ticket to the private Zoom launch of the book featuring members of cast and production team. LIMITED TO 75

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  • E-book
$300  + shipping
3 pledges

Simon Evans Masterclass

A first edition hardback, signed by the show’s creators, plus the chance for three people to join a 1 hour acting masterclass over Zoom with Simon Evans, the co-creator, writer and director of Staged.LIMITED TO 3 (time and date to be confirmed by email)

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  • Bookmark
  • E-book
  • Your name listed as a subscriber at the back of the book
$375  + shipping
70 pledges

Deluxe Slipcase Edition

A limited edition hardback in a deluxe slipcase, books hand-numbered and signed by members of the the cast and the creators. LIMITED TO 75

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  • E-book

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Starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen (or Michael Sheen and David Tennant), along with a fantastic roll-call of A-list cast members, the British television comedy series Staged has been the international hit to emerge during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Filmed using video-conferencing technology; the series follows the two thespians playing fictionalised versions of themselves as they try to rehearse a play during lockdown. Of course, the rehearsals go completely awry; the frustrations of working remotely and the psychological impact of the ongoing crisis bleeding into their everyday lives. 

Delivered in fourteen quarter-hour segments, Staged records the disintegration of two household names as they struggle to behave professionally in the midst of overlapping boredom and chaos. Their fragile egos take incessant beatings; their liking for one another is stretched to the limit. And yet, in spite of the constant tug and pull between Tennant and Sheen (or Sheen and Tennant), what emerges is a series of joyous snapshots of a friendship evolving despite the pixelated prison they (and we) are forced to live in.

Unbound are delighted to present Completely Staged, the show's official companion, containing the complete text of the screenplays from Staged’s writer and director, Simon Evans, and co-creator, Phin Glynn. With a foreword from writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, this handsome hardback is crammed with more than 100 images (many never seen before) – from photographs, screenshots and illustrations, to pages from the musical score and tips on how-to-draw-a-pineapple-David-Tennant-style – along with Simon Evans’s exclusive director’s notes. The book has been compiled and edited by Staged's co-producer Victor Glynn and Sophie Goldsworthy.

Completely Staged is a must-have for every Staged fan and compulsory reading for anyone who’s ever wanted to learn how to summon a haggis.

Pledge now to reserve a first edition of Completely Staged  – plus exclusive rewards –  supplied to subscribers before the official publication date: currently scheduled as September in the UK and November in the US and other overseas territories.

 

‘A delicious comedy series…unstoppable comic energy…rambunctious entertainment of an unusually high order…’
New York Times 

‘The sharpness of the script and the skill of the actors makes us feel as if we are eavesdropping on the affectionate bickering of two fed-up friends.’
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Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail 

‘Wickedly clever and bitchily delightful…It is like The Trip with the crucial exception that it’s actually funny.’
Camilla Long,  Sunday Times 

‘Delectable drama…the whole thing is a treat. Watch it.’
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The Stage

‘Comedy heaven”
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Deborah Ross, Mail on Sunday

 ‘The best lockdown show I’ve seen so far.’
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Dominic Maxwell, The Times

 ‘Wry, witty, dramatic and fun’
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TV Times

 The purest 15 minutes of joy I've had in the last three months.

Viv Groskop, Front Row, BBC Radio 4

 ‘Hugely refreshing…grand fun.’
Observer

Staged belongs in a time capsule…it’s hilarious, endearing and all very resonant. In other words. It was altogether divine.’
Los Angeles Times

 Genius lockdown drama…Pure joy.’
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Daily Mirror

 Every episode bristles with comic lines, winning believability.’
The Spectator

 “Funny and funnier’
Daily Telegraph

 As a cultural artefact Staged is going to be fascinating for many years to come.’ Guardian

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$40  + shipping
154 pledges

First Edition Hardback

A first edition hardback: 384 pages printed on 80gsm paper with coloured endpapers inspired by the Tennants’ wallpaper.

PLUS:

  • E-book
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$15 
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E-book

First edition fixed format e-book available in EPUB, MOBI and PDF formats.
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  • Simon Evans is Staged’s writer, director and co-creator. His theatre directing credits include the inaugural season at Found111, productions for West End playhouses including the Donmar Warehouse and the Trafalgar Studios, and international venues including Dublin's Smock Alley and the Goodman Theatre, Chicago. His writing credits include The Vanishing Man and The Extinction Event (w. David Aula), Bait andSeven Actor Dream. Simon was Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse, Staff Director at the National Theatre and Creative Associate at the Bush. He is a Founding Director of Myriad & Co., writing and creating work for clients including Disney, Microsoft, Lexus, BMW, Bombay Sapphire and Johnnie Walker Blue Label.


     Phin Glynn is Staged’s co-producer and co-creator. He has eight feature film credits over the last three years including Mad to be Normal starring David Tenant and Elisabeth Moss, The Doorman starring Ruby Rose and Jean Reno, Waiting for Anya starring Anjelica Huston and Noah Schnapp and You, Me and Him also starring David Tennant with Lucy Punch. He is developing works by Stephen King, Graham Greene and Lawrence Osborne. Phin’s first Spanish language feature as an Executive Producer, El Profugo played in competition at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival.



    Completely Staged is being compiled and edited by the co-producer Victor Glynn and Sophie Goldsworthy.

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  • Mariangela Berardi
    Mariangela Berardi asked:

    So cool! Only one question: Is there a deadline for this campaign?

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    No. We'll run the pre-order camping through to September. But the deadline for getting your name listed in the back as a subscriber will fall in mid-March. Glad you like it!

    Christine Moellenberndt
    Christine Moellenberndt asked:

    On the DVD reward, what region is the DVD in? Will I be able to use it in the US?

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Alas, not at present - it's Region 2 only at present. The producers tell us that the US version 1 will available in September. The second series is due for broadcast on Hulu in March (it's great!)

    Karl Djemal
    Karl Djemal asked:

    Which cast members will be signing the book? Thanks

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi Karl - the cast members are only signing the slipcase edition- we assume that will include all or most of the main cast (but not the cameo guests). I'm sorry not to eb more precise but getting 100% confirmation when they are currently in different continents is a challenge. The show's creators - Simon Evans (writer/director); Phin Glynn (co-creator) will definitely be signing copies.

    Jillian Levine-Sisson
    Jillian Levine-Sisson asked:

    Any idea when the Zoom Launch will take place if we pledged at that level and when/how we’ll be contacted about it?

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    The launch will take place in late September/ early October, depending on the complicated diaries of everyone involved. You will be given at least 1 months notice by email (and we hope rather more than that).

    John Driffield
    John Driffield asked:

    Regarding the deluxe slipcase edition which states, signed by members of the cast, will this definitely include Messrs Tennant and Sheen?

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi John - we understand from the production company that we can't give 100% guarantees about David and Michael's signatures. Both are busy and currently are on different continents. However, there is no reason for them not to - the book is the official product of the show's production company - and they both executive producers.

    Csilla Grot
    Csilla Grot asked:

    Hi! In the Q&A is written that the pre-ordering campaign runs until mid-September. However, all pledges/books (except the e-book) are sold out already (April 1st). Is there still a possibility to purchase a copy? I don't mind that my name will not be in the back of the book. Thank you!

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi Csilla, Thanks for getting in touch about this, we have made a few of the levels available again to pre-order. ahead of publication Best wishes, Caitlin

    Crystal Groves
    Crystal Groves asked:

    If we've made a previous pledge and want to add in to it, can we combine the shipping? I'm overseas and it's very expensive but I'd like to get another book.

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi Crystal, We've made a few more of the 'read with a rival' reward available which you can upgrade to through your account. More information how to do this here: http://help.unbound.com/en/articles/3159595-how-do-i-upgrade-my-level-of-support. I hope this helps!