The highly acclaimed adaptation of classic British sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, starring Joe Pasquale, returns to the stage this month for a new UK-wide tour. Time to get booking!
The new tour of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em launches at Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Wednesday 26 February 2020, with a gala night on Thursday 27 February, before continuing on tour through to 3 July.
This stage premiere, which had a hit tour in 2018, is based on the classic 1970s British sitcom, written by Raymond Allen, in which Michael Crawford followed the loveable but accident-prone Frank Spencer in his various attempts to hold down a job, frequently ending in disaster.
Commenting on returning on the role of Frank Spencer onstage, Joe Pasquale said:
“After 30 years in show business, this has been the role of a lifetime for me, so to be bringing it back again, this time to a wider audience, is a dream come true. Alongside Sarah Earnshaw’s brilliant Betty, the Spencers are hitting the road again, bigger and better than ever before… it’s going to be a disaster!”
Pasquale stars alongside Sarah Earnshaw and Susie Blake, also reprising their roles as, respectively, as Frank’s long-suffering wife Betty and his disapproving mother-in-law Mrs Fisher. They’re joined in the cast by Moray Treadwell as Mr Luscombe/Mr Worthington, David Shaw-Parker as Father O’Hara, Ben Watson as Desmond/Constable, Peter F Gardiner and Jayne Ashley.
— Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em – UK Tour (@somemothersuk) January 13, 2020
Writer and director of the stage adaptation, Guy Unsworth said: “We never imagined how much love there would be for this new story of Frank and Betty, both from critics and audiences alike. I’m so pleased that these incredible cast members are returning, led of course by the irreplaceable Joe Pasquale, who is unmissable as Frank”.
In addition, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em visits Theatre Royal Windsor (24-28 March), The Beck Theatre Hayes (31 March-4 April), Stoke Regent Theatre (14-18 April), Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (28 April-2 May), The Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage (5-9 May), Swansea Grand Theatre (9-13 June), Leeds Grand Theatre (23-27 June) and Kings Theatre Portsmouth (30 June-4 July).
Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is directed by Guy Unsworth and designed by Simon Higlett, with lighting design by Matt Haskins, sound design by Ian Horrocks-Taylor and choreography by Jenny Arnold. The tour is produced by Limelight Productions.
About Joe Pasquale
Comedian Joe Pasquale, who stars as Frank Spencer, has delighted audiences with his live stand-up tours for over 20 years and made his theatrical debut in 1999 in Larry Shue’s The Nerd which prompted Time Out to describe his performance as “rib-shatteringly funny” and went on to appear in the touring productions of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in 2004; Mel Brooks’ The Producers in 2007; The Wizard of Oz in 2010, Doctor in the House with Robert Powell in 2012; Ha Ha Holmes – The Hound Of The Baskervilles in 2013 and more recently (2013-2015) in the West End and touring production of Spamalot in the starring role of King Arthur.
Added to this Joe was crowned King of the Jungle in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here in 2004; starred in ITV’s Dancing on Ice in 2013; dangled from the ceiling of the London Palladium in 2016 and 2017 for ITV’s Live From the Palladium; taken part in ITV’s Sugar Free Farm; has appeared on five Royal Variety Performances and has become a mainstay of the British Pantomime season with sold-out performances each and every Christmas!
Since winning I’m A Celebrity, time has not stood still for Joe, one of the hardest working and top-selling live comedians in British comedy today. Joe followed his I’m A Celebrity win by hosting his own ITV special An Audience with Joe Pasquale, which enjoyed ratings in excess of 9 million viewers! Joe also went on to host the long-running television series The Price Is Right for ITV and at various times guest‑hosted the Paul O’Grady Show for Channel 4.