I wrote the first episode of Wooden Overcoats at the very start of 2015 and by the end of the year the team had made and released the entire first season. The show has been with me ever since. It's such a strange feeling to return now, nearly four years after the previous season, for our last extended trip to Piffling Vale. I'm going to miss Rudyard, Antigone, Georgie, Eric, Madeleine and the others.
But that's for later! Today we released the first episode of our fourth and final season: The Body Snatchers.
It’s the dead of night and the Funns are in the cemetery – because Eric Chapman needs their help!
For this episode, I wanted to let us spend time with the characters after such a prolonged absence, so devised a situation that would focus on their dynamics and relationships - with deliberate echoes of the very first episode in 2015. And we get to welcome back beloved regulars Agatha Doyle (Alison Skilbeck), Mayor Desmond Desmond (Sean Baker) and Reverend Wavering (Andy Secombe).
And if you'd like to see this episode performed live, you can! Wooden Overcoats Live returns to Kings Place in London on January 30th with performances of The Body Snatchers and Rudyard Ruins Hallowe'en, with the rest of Season Four to follow over the ensuing months. And best of all, you don't have to be in London to watch it - we're streaming them live, so you can see them anywhere in the world!
Book your tickets today by visiting our page at Kings Place and we'll see you there!