Joe Pasquale will star as accident-prone Frank Spencer in the first ever stage production of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, which comes to Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre next year.
The UK tour of the classic 1970s TV comedy will come to the city centre theatre from Monday, April 9 to Saturday, April 14, with tickets on sale to APA Friends next Tuesday (September 12) and to general bookers next Thursday (September 14). Tickets can be bought online at aberdeenperformingarts.com, in person at the Box Office at HMT and The Lemon Tree, and by phone on (01224) 641122.
APA Director of Programming and Creative Projects, Ben Torrie said: “Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is a classic British comedy and fans of the show will be thrilled to hear it’s making its stage debut next year, with a week at HMT among the tour dates. I’ve no doubt Joe Pasquale will be comedy gold as the bumbling and somewhat clumsy, but equally loveable, Frank Spencer.”
Sarah Earnshaw will play hapless Frank’s long-suffering wife Betty and Susie Blake his disapproving mother-in-law, Mrs Fisher. The stage adaptation has been written by Gary Unsworth, with storyline consultation by Raymond Allen, the writer of the original television series. Gary Unsworth will also be directing, with design by Simon Higlett.
Comedian Joe Pasquale 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, followed by the touring productions of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Mel Brooks’s The Producers, The Wizard of Ozand, more recently, the West End and touring productions of Spamalot, as King Arthur. In addition, Joe was crowned ‘King of the Jungle’ in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2004, and hosted the long-running television series The Price is Right for ITV.
Sarah Earnshaw will be starring as Jennifer Lore in the UK Tour of Nativity - The Musical this autumn,and other theatre credits include Travels With My Aunt (Chichester Festival), The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (West End and UK Tour) and the original London cast of Wicked.
Susie Blake regularly appeared in the TV series and comedy specials of Victoria Wood, Russ Abbot and Stanley Baxter, and is perhaps particularly loved as the Continuity Announcer in Victoria Wood: AsSeen on TV. More recently, she played regular Bev Unwin in Coronation Street from 2003 – 2006 and then made a comeback in 2015, and regular Hillary Nicholson in Mrs Brown’s Boys. Her films include Fierce Creatures and Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?!. Her theatre credits include Grumpy OldWomen Live 2 & 3, When We Are Married (West End), Pygmalion (Chichester Festival Theatre), Madame Morrible in Wicked (West End) and Belinda Blair in Noises Off (National Theatre).