LEISURE: Some Mothers Do ‘Ave’ Em returns to Lighthouse, Poole

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After a sold out tour last year, the new stage version of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave’ Em is back and will include a five-night run at Lighthouse, Poole.

The production will star the original Some Mothers Do ‘Ave’ Em cast members, including comedy legend Joe Pasquale, West End favourite Sarah Earnshaw and national treasure Susie Blake.

The 2020 tour will be coming to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts from Tuesday 3rd March for five nights.

According to Joe Pasquale, returning to the loveable but accident-prone role of Frank Spencer is a dream come true: “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.

The play, based on the original TV series by Raymond Allen,  is written and directed by Gary Unsworth, who says: “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.” 

Meet the Cast:

Joe Pasquale as Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave’ Em

Joe Pasquale has thrilled audiences for over 30 years with his stand-up tours. He made his theatre debut in 1999 in Larry Shue’s The Nerd, followed by the touring productions of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Mel Brooks’s The Producers. 

Along the way he has voiced characters for Hollywood movies Garfield: A Tale of Two Kittens and Horton Hears A Who!, children’s television animation Frankenstein’s Cat and starred in The Muppet’s 25th Anniversary Show. 

More recently, he was crowned ‘King of the Jungle’ in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here in 2004 and took part in ITV1’s The All New Monty: Who Bares Wins earlier this year.

Sarah Earnshaw as Betty Spencer in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave’ Em

Sarah Earnshaw, playing Betty Spencer, most recently starred as Connie in The Nightingales and Jennifer Lore in the UK tour of Nativity- The Musical. 

Her 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 as Mrs Fisher in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave’ Em

Susie Blake, playing the role of Mrs Fisher, appeared regularly in the TV series and comedy specials of Victoria Wood, Russ Abbot and Stanley Baxter. In particular, she is well remembered as the Continuity Announcer in Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV. 

She is known for playing regular Bev Unwin in Coronation Street from 2003 to 2006 and again in 2015, and regular Hilary Nicholson in Mrs Brown’s Boys. 

Susie’s theatre credits include The Mirror Crack’d (UK Tour), Grumpy Old Woman Live 2 & 3 and Madame Morrible in Wicked (West End).

For tickets and more information about the Some Mothers Do ‘Ave’ Em tour, phone 01202 280000 or visit www.lighthousepoole.co.uk 

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