THE star of one of the most celebrated British comedies of the last decade is set to tread the boards in Glasgow.

Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas will come to the city as part of a UK tour of the critically acclaimed What’s in a Name?

The actor, who played hapless Simon Cooper in the E4 teen comedy, will join cast-mates at the Theatre Royal from Tuesday, October 1 to Saturday, October 5.

The production tells the story of soon-to-be father Vincent and his partner Anna, as they are invited to dinner with Vincent’s sister Elizabeth.

Sitting down with his sister and her husband Peter, as well as long time friend Carl, the pair are expecting the usual night of witty conversation.

However, a revelation about the name Vincent and Anna have chosen for their child sends the night into a spiral.

Egos, childish resentment and unspoken feelings are relentlessly and hilariously exposed.

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Joe will be joined by fellow cast-mates James Lance, Summer Strallen and Alex Gaumond, all famed stage performers who have taken their talents across the UK, with more casting to be announced as we get closer.

The original iteration of the play premiered in 2010 at the Théâtre Édouard VII in Paris, where it received six Moliere Award nominations, enjoying a run of more than 300 shows.

The story was subsequently committed to film, where it was viewed by more than 3.25 million people across France.

After enjoying substantial success in its native country, including a raft of awards, the Italian translation was also chosen for several gongs from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalist (NSFJ) awards.

Since, the work has been translated into 22 different languages, and has received critical and box office success wherever it goes.

The UK show opened in Birmingham in 2017.

Acclaimed theatre director, writer and translator Jeremy Sams is responsible for bringing the phenomenon to the UK for its first tour.

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Tickets are available from ATG Tickets, and prices start at just £13.