Joe Pasquale takes on classic Frank Spencer role

Comedian Joe Pasquale will star as the accident-prone Frank Spencer in the first stage production of the classic 1970s TV comedy, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.

Sarah Earnshaw will play his long-suffering wife Betty and Susie Blake his disapproving mother-in-law, Mrs Fisher.

The stage adaptation has been written by Guy Unsworth, based on the original TV series by Raymond Allen. Unsworth will also be directing.

The UK tour of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em will open at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, on February 21, 2018.

It will then visit Buxton, Bromley, Portsmouth, Crewe, Aberdeen, Eastbourne, Dartford, Wolverhampton and Hull.

Pasquale (pictured as Frank) has toured with his stand-up comedy shows for more than 20 years and made his theatrical debut in 1999 in Larry Shue’s The Nerd.

He was crowned ‘King of the Jungle’ in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!  in 2004, and hosted the ITV series The Price is Right.

Earnshaw will star as Jennifer Lore in the UK tour of Nativity – The Musical this autumn, and other theatre credits include Travels With My Aunt, The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot and Wicked.

Blake regularly appeared in the TV series and comedy specials of Victoria Wood, Russ Abbot and Stanley Baxter, and is well-known as the Continuity Announcer in Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV.

Picture credit: Michael Wharley.