WIDELY considered one of the greatest television programmes, The Sopranos enraptured audiences across the world during its eight-year run on the small screen.

From its debut in 1999 until the final episode in 2007, fans loved watching as Tony Soprano, played by James Gandolfini, tackled his personal and business issues as the leader of a New Jersey mob.

Now, the mob boss’s backstabbing best friend, inept nephew and loyal but dim-witted brother-in-law will be heading to Sussex to discuss just what made the series so special.

In Conversation With The Sopranos will come to the Brighton Centre on May 27 next year.

Tickets start at £55.75 and go on sale on Friday.

The show will see actors Michael Imperioli (who played Christopher Moltisanti), Vince Pastore (Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero) and Steve Scirripa (who played Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri) take to the stage to discuss the ins and outs of the programme.

The trio will dive into all the behind-the-scenes action, the friendships made off set and everything that made the stories so loveable.

There will be a question and answer session in which fans will be able to quiz their heroes.

The show will include some strong language and images of violence.

The Sopranos was created by American screenwriter David Chase. The show premiered on January 10, 1999, and immediately became a cult hit.

It ran for six seasons, and 86 episodes, before ending in the summer of 2007.

In 2016, Rolling Stone magazine placed it at number one in its top 100 greatest TV shows of all time list.

James Gandolfini, praised for his role as Tony Soprano, died in June 2013.

There are now plans for a Sopranos film in the works, detailing the background of the characters.

It will be directed by TV and film director Alan Taylor.