The BBC has announced the commission of Quick Cuts, a new sitcom crossed with a sketch show, set in a hairdressing salon.
Written by Georgia Pritchitt (Smack The Pony, Miranda, The Thick Of It) and starring Doon Mackichan (Smack The Pony), Quick Cuts follows the lives of the staff while the sketch element will be the encounters between the customers and the hairdressers with the camera acting as the mirror in the shop.
The official synopsis reads: “The owner of Quick Cuts is Sue (Doon Mackichan), who turns a blind eye to the various faults, failings and eccentricities of her staff (played by Jess Gunning, Lucinda Dryzek, OT Fagbenle and Jane Dowden). Together with Sue’s relentlessly crooked boyfriend Trevor (Paul Reynolds), they are one big dysfunctional family.”
Kristian Smith, Executive Editor, Comedy Commissioning, commented: “Quick Cuts is a fresh and inventive new comedy: part sitcom, part broken comedy, it follows the exploits of the staff in a hair and beauty salon. The brilliant cast of both familiar and newer faces, led by the brilliant Doon Mackichan, bring Georgia Pritchett’s imaginative and energetic situations to life.”
Catherine Bailey, Catherine Bailey Productions, added: “The combination of Georgia Pritchett’s beautifully structured narrative and cast workshops has produced a highly entertaining look at the world within a salon. With situations and jokes that are universal in their appeal, Quick Cuts is fast-paced and original in its approach to comedy.”
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