Comedian Joe Pasquale has continued to delight audiences with his live stand-up tours for over 30 years. Along the way he’s 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 Muppets’ 25th Anniversary show.
Joe 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; (2013-2015) in the West End and touring production of Spamalot in the starring role of King Arthur and most recently of course, in the lead role of Frank Spencer of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.
Added to this Joe was crowned King of the Jungle in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here in 2004; he hosted his own ITV Special An Audience With Joe Pasquale, hosted the long-running television series The Price is Right for ITV, 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; took part in ITV’s Sugar Free Farm; appeared in 5 Royal Variety Performances and most recently, took part in ITV1’s The All New Monty: Who Bares Wins for Stand Up To Cancer.
Having qualified as a pilot and taken up boxing and running, Joe has continued to enhance his ‘action man’ credentials by competing in a celebrity edition of Total Wipeout against the likes of Fatima Whitbread and Sally Gunnell; attempted to smash the ‘most amount of martial arts throws in a minute’ on Guinness World Records Smashed; spent time in a Costa Rican prison for Virgin One’s The Prisoner X documentary season and was shipped off to the jungles of Guyana for the Discovery Channel’s Alone in the Wild series, where he survived alone with a camera, in the depths of the rainforest for 5 days!
And when he finds the time, Joe is continuing to study for his Open University Degree in Geo Sciences!
Proper family comedy that is set in the 70s and is so funny that you will laugh solidly for two hours.
I’m doing it all – hanging by my ankles, chicken chasing and all sorts. If it’s not dangerous or life threatening I’m not interested anymore.
No. That would be an insult to Michael. I will be projecting my own personality on to the role. When we did the final workshop we had an invited audience. All the younger people didn’t know the show or have a frame of reference with Michael, but they laughed their socks off. Even the older people who remember the original forgot Michael doing it in within five minutes – the script is so good.
Touring in Some Mothers will be a lot easier than my stand-up show, when a tour is usually forty one-nighters. A week in one place will be like a holiday.
Sarah Earnshaw who plays Frank’s wife Betty calls me The Unstoppable Moron.
I am terrible for farting onstage.
Feel the fear and do it anyway. You’re a long time dead; you might as well live while you can.
Sarah trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating with a first class BA in Musical Theatre.
Theatre includes: Claire Sutton in Yes, Prime Minister (Theatre Clwyd), Jane in The Argument (Theatre Royal, Bath), Connie in The Nightingales (Theatre Royal Bath & UK Tour), Betty Spencer in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (UK Tour), Jennifer Lore in Nativity! The Musical (Birmingham Rep & UK Tour), Lady of The Lake in Spamalot (Playhouse, West End and UK Tour), Standby for Glinda in Wicked (Apollo Victoria, member of the original West End cast),The Ghost of Christmas Past in Scrooge (London Palladium), Travels With My Aunt (Chichester Festival) Emma Carew in Jekyll and Hyde (UK Tour), Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Kate in Heart of Winter (one woman show, Tristan Bates Theatre), Alice in Wonderland (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Lead Singer in You Won't Succeed on Broadway (St James),The Royal Variety Performance (London Coliseum/ITV), Sam in Payback (Riverside Studios), Amanda in After the Turn (Courtyard), Daisy in The A-Z of Mrs P (Southwark Playhouse), Mother in 5 Children and It (Tristan Bates Theatre), Fairy in Jack and the Beanstalk (Sheffield Lyceum and Nottingham Theatre Royal), Sherazade in Aladdin (Milton Keynes Theatre & Southampton Mayflower)
Workshops include: Doreen Slater in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Leicester Curve) Bella Spellgrove in Sherlock Holmes (Morphic Graffiti), Travels With My Aunt (Chichester) Jennifer Lore in Nativity (Birmingham Rep), Young Dusty Springfield in Dusty, Connie in The Nightingales, Betty in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em and Mags in Only the Brave.
Television: Maggie Winters in Casualty (BBC), Children in Need, Blue Peter (BBC)
Commercial for Go Compare (RSA films).
Concerts include: Divas Sing Scott Alan (Arts Theatre), Mercury Music Gala (Novello), A Little Less Ordinary (Apollo), 80th birthday Gala (Apollo Victoria), Stars on Parade (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall), A Night on the West End (Manouel Theatre, Malta with the Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra) and West End Stars in Concert.
Sarah features on the following musical theatre albums: Acoustic Overtures, Unwritten Songs, The Music Box, The A-Z of Mrs P, Love, Lies and Lyrics and as Jennifer Lore on the original cast recording of Nativity! The musical.
Theatre includes: The Mirror Crack'd (UK Tour); Some Mothers Do Av Em (UK Tour), Murder Margaret and Me (York Theatre Royal); Grumpy Old Women Live 3 (UK Tour); Cider with Rosie (UK Tour); Aladdin (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest A New Musical (Riverside Studios); When We Are Married (Garrick Theatre); Pygmalion (Chichester Festival Theatre); Grumpy Old Women Live 2 (UK Tour and Novello Theatre); Bertha in Boein, Boeing (on Tour); Snake in the Grass and Life and Beth (Stephen Joseph Theatre and on Tour); Wicked (Apollo Victoria); High Society (UK Tour); Noises Off (National Theatre); A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum (Regents Park Theatre); Virtual Reality (Stephen Joseph Theatre); The Shakespeare Revue (RSC); Absent Friends (West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Lyric, Hammersmith); Prin (Lyric, Hammersmith); Blithe Spirit (Royal Exchange).
Soon to be seen in The Real Marigold Hotel on BBC One.
Other Television includes: The Real Marigold Hotel for BBC One, Casualty for BBC One, Murder on the Blackpool Express for UKTV, The Cockfields for BBC Cuckoo (Series 3); New Tricks for BBC; You, Me and Them for UKTV Gold; Murder on the Homefront for Carnival Film and Television; Mrs Brown's Boys (Series 3&2) for BBC; Series regular Beverley Unwin in Coronation Street for ITV. Great Night Out for ITV; Parents for Sky; The Crossing for BBC; House of Rooms for Channel 4; Doctors for BBC; Judith in Wild At Heart for ITV; Eve Beckett in Roger for BBC; Mrs Buchanan in Sunburn for BBC; Beverley in two series of A Prince Among Men for BBC; Louise in April Fools’ Day for ITV; Eleven Men Against Eleven for Channel 4; Wake up with... for ITV; Susan Hopkins in A Year in Provence for the BBC; Fay Morgan in The Wail of The Banshee for Central TV; Mrs Jerebohm in The Darling Buds Of May for YTV; Blore for BBC 4; 4 Series of Singles for YTV and The Victoria Wood Show for BBC.
Film includes: Nativity 3 and Fierce Creatures with John Cleese.
Moray is absolutely delighted (and a little nervous) about re-joining Joe and this lovely company around the country.
Theatre includes - internationally: The Beatles LOVE show (Cirque Du Soleil / Apple, Las Vegas), The Ruling Class (English Theatre Frankfurt), The Importance of Being Earnest and Corpse (Vienna’s English Theatre), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Moving Theatre / National Theatre of Macadonia), Waiting for Godot (Italian tour. Il Palchetto/ Good luck Prods).
In the UK: The Railway Children (Theatre Tracks, Kings Cross London / York Theatre Royal), Macbeth (Colchester Mercury), Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), Twelfth Night (Contexture Theatre), Wait Until Dark, The Little Foxes (Perth Rep), Amadeus, Cause Celebre, Absurd Person Singular, Charley’s Aunt, Wuthering Heights, Man and Superman (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), The Caretaker, The Last Yellow (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton). And national tours of: No Man's Land and Hysteria (London Classic Theatre), Arsenic and Old Lace (Kenny Wax) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Michael Rose).
Television includes: Eastenders, Manchild, My Family, Murder Most Horrid, Beck (BBC and associates), Whose Baby?, Ultraviolet, (Channel 4), Downton Abbey (Carnival), Planespotting (Granada), Wuthering Heights (LWT).
Film: Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Man’s Chest (Bruckheimer/Disney), Round Ireland with a Fridge (Tony Hawks, Ed Bye).
David trained at RADA in 1975 and began his career at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1977 appearing in over twenty five productions between then and 1991 at Stratford upon Avon and London’s Aldwych Theatre including Much Ado About Nothing, Cyrano de Bergerac (Broadway NY) and The Taming of The Shrew (Tokyo).
At the National Theatre he appeared in Oedipus Rex, The False Servant and My Fair Lady. London theatre work includes Grand Hotel (Dominion); The Country Wife, Cyrano de Bergerac and Acorn Antiques (all Haymarket); Heavenly Ivy (The Ivy); Up n’ Under, (Fortune); A Dead Secret, The Importance of Being Earnest, Arsenic and Old Lace and Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em (Richmond Theatre);
Milkwood Blues (Lyric Studio, Hammersmith); Uncle Vanya (Hampstead Theatre and The Print Room); Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare's Globe); McQueen (St. James’) Hobson's Choice (Vaudeville).
Film work includes Steven Soderbergh's Kafka; Uberto Pasolini's Still Life; The Man Who Knew Infinity and The Muppets' Christmas Carol. Television includes Endeavour, Victoria, The Crown; Inspector Morse; The Famous Five, Space Precinct and The Commander.
Ben trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the National Youth Theatre.
Theatre credits include: Elwood in The Blues Brothers Party (UK Number One/Japan Tours); James Mortmain in I Capture the Castle (Watford Palace, Bolton Octagon and Oxford Playhouse); He has appeared as the comic in the last 7 pantomimes at White Rock Theatre, Hastings; Smee in Peter Pan (Beck Theatre); Tabaqui the Jackal in The Jungle Book (Birmingham Stage Company); Nightshade in Jack and The Beanstalk (Watford Palace); Prudence Perestroika in Cinderella (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); Marcel Dumb-Bell in Beauty and the Beast (Blackeyed Theatre); Newsrevue as director, performer and writer (Pleasance Beyond, Edinburgh); Godfrey in Who’s Harry? (Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh - Fringe First Winner); Bjorn in Abba Mania (New Theatre, Oxford); Antonio In The Postman and the Poet (original cast recording with the National Symphony Orchestra); Flute in A Midsummers Night’s Dream/Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival); Mrs Warrens Profession (Theatre Royal Bath dir: Sir Peter Hall); Oedipus (Bloomsbury Theatre) and The Treason Show (Komedia, Brighton); Rehearsed Readings for: My Beautiful Laundrette (Duchess Theatre); Five Nights In Naples and Carnaby Street.
Ben also regularly performs his own solo comedy show The History of Everything in 60 minutes. Last summer, in collaboration with Oxford Playhouse, it toured as a children’s show.
Film and TV credits include: In The Mix dir: Denis Lawson; Heroes and Villains; Ten Minutes; Derek's Thoughts (MOFILM Winner, Cannes) and Guest appearances on CBBC.
Theatre credits includes: Big Cilla in Cilla – The Musical (UK Tour); cover Mrs Davis/Marsha/Piven in Sunny Afternoon (UK Tour); Julie Saunders/ Vocal Captain in Bad Girls – The Musical (Union Theatre, London); Ursula Merkle & Mae Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie (Rose and Crown Theatre, London); Mrs Waterman/Ensemble & Vocal Captain in Spend Spend Spend (Union Theatre, London); Chick Boyle in Crimes of the Heart (Union Theatre, London); Sorry, I Love You (UK Tour); Fairy Bowbells in Dick Whittington (Stafford Gatehouse); Agnetha in Abba Mania (UK Tour); Agnetha in Sing-a-long-a-Abba! (West End); Newsrevue (Canal Café Theatre); Crissy in Hair (Octagon Theatre, Yeovil) and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage).
Other credits include: TV commercials for the National Lottery and Twinings Tea, alongside Nigella Lawson.
Jayne also performs regularly all over London as a vocalist for rock band The Vone.
Theatre: Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em 2018 UK Tour, The Railway Children Kings Cross Theatre. Macbeth, Comedy of Errors & The Secret Garden Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester. A Little Hotel on the Side Theatre Royal Bath, This House National Theatre, The Importance of Being Earnest & Macbeth Aquila Theatre Company (New York), Nicked HighTide Festival.
Vertigo & Alice in Wonderland Oxfordshire Theatre Company. Balmoral Theatre Royal Bath. Hapgood Birmingham Rep & West Yorkshire Playhouse. A Trip to Scarborough Stephen Joseph Theatre. The Railway Children The King’s Head Theatre. The Jungle Book Birmingham Stage Company. Hamlet Merlin International Theatre Budapest, Hungary. The Legend of Robin Hood Oddsocks Productions.
Comedy of Errors & The Canterbury Tales The Festival Players.
TV credits include: Peter plays the lawyer Miles Ingham in Coronation Street, A Very English Scandal, Eastenders, Waterloo Road, Frankie, Doctors, Emmerdale & Days that Shook the World.
Audio / Radio work includes: Macbeth by Almost Tangible.