This show tells the story of partners Freddie Thornhill (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart Bixby (Sir Derek Jacobi), who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly fifty years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always at each other's throats, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other's age, appearance, and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another. Freddie and Stuart are often joined by feisty best friend Violet Crosby (Frances de la Tour) and Ash Weston (Iwan Rheon), their young, upstairs neighbor.
Did You Know?
The show was originally titled "Vicious Old Queens", but this was thought of as too obscene, and so was shortened to just "Vicious". See more
You remember our friend Violet?
Never Can Say Goodbye
Written by Clifton Davis
Performed by The Communards
Series theme song played over the opening credits See more