The first ever stage adaptation of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is coming to Crewe Lyceum Theatre this April.
Written and directed by Guy Unsworth, and starring Joe Pasquale, the stage version is based on the original tv series by Raymond Allen.
It is the first time the classic 1970s comedy has been taken on tour in theatres, and audiences are already said to be warming to Joe’s take on the hapless Frank Spencer.
Joe said: “We did three workshops and at the last one we had an invited audience who were across an age range of between eighteen and seventy.
“All the younger people didn’t know the show or have a frame of reference with Michael, but they laughed their socks off.”
He added: “Even the older people who remember the original, forgot Michael doing it in within five minutes – the script is so good.”
The show follows an original story about Frank trying to get on a tv talent show, and is set in the 1970s (as was the tv series).
Joe commented: “It is so funny and you can take the whole family to see it.
“Apart from panto and maybe musicals there aren’t any theatre shows that people of all ages can enjoy together, but this is proper family comedy.”
Moray Treadwell will play Mr Luscombe/Mr Worthington, while David Shaw-Parker will take on the role of Father O’Hara, and Chris Kiely as Desmond/Constable.
Sarah Earnshaw plays Frank’ long-suffering wife Betty, and Susie Blake his disapproving mother-in-law, Mrs Fisher.
Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em plays at Crewe Lyceum Theatre, 3rd-7th April 2018.
For tickets, please call the box office on 01270 368 242 or see: www.crewelyceum.co.uk