BBC SCOTLAND’S cult comedy Scot Squad is set to become a theatre show.

It has been revealed today the BBC hit, first broadcast in 2012, will be staged at Glasgow’s Armadillo in the New Year.

The number of dates has yet to be finalised.

However, producers The Comedy Unit will provisionally commit to two nights in April and add further dates as audience reaction demands.

A showbiz insider said Scot Squad, the adventures of Scotland’s first unified police force seen through the lens of satire, is likely to be a hot theatre ticket.

“The show is hugely popular, especially with young people," he said.

“It really makes sense to transfer it to the theatre.”

Scot Squad, filmed in mockumentary style, features a range of Scotland’s top acting talent.

Cops are played by the likes of Jordan Young, Sally Reid, Grado. Karen Bartke and Jack Docherty.

More recently, Julie Wilson Nimmo and Louise McCarthy have been added to the series in which actors often improvise their own lines and come up with comedy scenarios.