Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

Grand Theatre Main Auditorium,

7:30pm

Tuesday
21 Apr, 7:30pm
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Wednesday
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22 Apr, 2:30pm
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Wednesday
22 Apr, 7:30pm
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Thursday
23 Apr, 7:30pm
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24 Apr, 7:30pm
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25 Apr, 2:30pm
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25 Apr, 7:30pm
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Overview

Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen comes Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.

 

Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally, as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em hits the road with Joe Pasquale (New Faces, I’m a Celebrity, Spamalot, The Producers) as the lovable accident-prone Frank Spencer, written & directed by Guy Unsworth.

 

Betty has exciting news for Frank, but he’s preoccupied by possible newfound fame as a magician. With guests arriving for dinner and crossed wires all round, priceless misunderstandings are on the menu.

 

Based on the 1970s classic TV comedy by Ray Allen and directed by the award-winning Guy Unsworth, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is the ultimate feel-good night out, washed down with lashings of nostalgia and Mother’s prune wine.

 

Quite Frank-ly, it’s a hit!

 

 

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Show information

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Act One 50 mins
Interval 20 mins
Act Two 45 mins
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Ticket Prices

Tue to Thu

£25.50 to £35.50

Fri & Sat

£28.50 to £39.50

Matinees

£25.50 to £35.50

65+

£3 Off (Tue to Thu)

Under 18s

£3 Off (Tue to Thu)

1894 Club | SILVER

£5 Off (Opening Night), £4 Off (Wed & Thu), Matinees £25

1894 Club | GOLD

£5 Off (Opening Night), £4 Off (Wed & Thu), Matinees £25

1894 Club | DIAMOND

2 for 1 (Opening Night, £5 Off (Wed & Thu), Matinees £25

Friends of The Grand

£5 Off (Opening Night Only)

Group 10+

£4 Off

Group 20+

£5 Off

Cast and Creatives

Guy Unsworth (Writer and Director)

Directing credits include: Julius Caesar (Fort Canning Park, Singapore); Of Mice and Men (UK Tour); Cinderella (Manchester Opera House); Moving Stories (Haymarket, West End & Houses of Parliament); The Food of Love (Royal Festival Hall & Cadogan Hall); Hand to God (Singapore Repertory Theatre); A Whirligig of Time (RSC); Cool Rider (Lyric and Duchess, West End); The Collector, Death and the Maiden (English Theatre Frankfurt); A Night with Bonnie Langford (London Hippodrome); Farragut North (Southwark Playhouse); Sweet Smell of Success, Company (Arts Educational); Fresher the Musical (Pleasance Theatre, Islington and Edinburgh); Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Cockpit Theatre); Play-in-a-Day Series (London Bridge Tunnels); Metamorphosis (British American Drama Academy); The Bear Who Paints (Pleasance Edinburgh); Proof (NSDF Finals. Directors Guild of Great Britain Award for Best New Director); Made in Dagenham, Legally Blonde (Stratford Circus).

Simon Higlett (Set & Costume Designer)

Simon’s current, most recent and forthcoming designs include Big (West End), The Argument with Felicity Kendall and Song at Twilight (Theatre Royal Bath), Falstaff (Grange Festival), The Magic Flute (Scottish Opera), The Wizard of Oz (Leeds Playhouse), The Butterfly Lion (Chichester Festival Theatre) and The Price with David Suchet (West End). Other recent designs include Twelfth Night (Royal Shakespeare Company), An Ideal Husband with Freddie Fox and Frances Barber (West End), The Chalk Garden with Penelope Keith and The Norman Conquests (Chichester), Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em (UK tour), Much Ado About Nothing and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Theatre Royal Haymarket, RSC Stratford and Chichester), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse and UK tour), Saturday Night Fever (Denmark), and Hobson’s Choice with Martin Shaw (West End).

Ian Horrocks-Taylor (Sound Designer)

Ian is an accomplished sound designer and audio consultant with a portfolio of international projects to his name including West End Theatre, corporate events and television. Ian began his career touring with bands and solo artists, playing many festivals and venues around the UK and Europe. This led to an involvement with the BBC where he was responsible for the live sound for many of the BBC recorded concerts. In 1990 Ian turned his attentions to the world of theatre where he has worked on a diverse blend of plays and musicals including Joseph, West End and national tour; Macbeth, national tour; Blood Brothers, West End and national tour.

Joe Pasquale (Frank Spencer)

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 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 and more recently (2013-2015) in the West End and touring production of ‘Spamalot’ in the starring role of ‘King Arthur’.

Sarah Earnshaw (Betty)

Theatre Credits include: Jennifer Lore in Nativity - the musical (UK Tour), Heart Of Winter (Tristan Bates Theatre), Travels With My Aunt (Chichester Festival), The Lady Of The Lake in Spamalot (Playhouse Theatre West End and UK Tour), The Ghost Of Christmas Past in Scrooge (London Palladium), Standby for Glinda in Wicked (Apollo Victoria, member of The Original London Cast), Audrey in Little Shop Of Horrors (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Emma Carew in Jekyll and Hyde (UK Tour), Christmas Past in Scrooge (UK Tour), Lead Vocalist in Puttin’ On The Ritz (UK Tour), Alice In Wonderland (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Royal Variety Performance (London Coliseum/ITV), Lead Vocalist in You Won’t Succeed On Broadway… (St James), Daisy in The A To Z Of Mrs P (Southwark Playhouse), Sam in Payback (Riverside Studios), Amanda in After The Turn (Courtyard Theatre), Mother/Wilma in 5 Children And It(Tristan Bates Theatre), Fairy in Jack And The Beanstalk (Sheffield Lyceum) and Sherezade in Aladdin (Southampton Mayflower).

Susie Blake (Mrs Fisher)

Theatre includes: Murder Margaret and Me, York Theatre Royal; Grumpy Old Women Live 3, UK Tour; Cider with Rosie, UK Tour; Aladdin, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; 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 Boeing Boeing on tour; Snake In The Grass and Life And Beth at the Stephen Joseph Theatre and on tour; Madame Morrible in Wicked, Apollo Victoria; Mother Lord in High Society on tour; Television includes: Murder On The Blackpool Express for UKTV; Midsomer Murders for ITV; 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 Roger for BBC; Mrs Buchanan in Sunburn for BBC; Film includes: Nativity 3 and Fierce Creatures with John Cleese.

Reviews

'An evening of uncomplicated, very British jollity and it is done with theatrical skill.'

- Daily Mail

'Hugely enjoyable as laugh-out-loud entertainment. This is a farce with a heart and a welcome comeback for Frank Spencer.'

- Whats On Stage

'I laughed all the way through this wonderfully entertaining and hilarious play.'

- LondonTheatre1

'The irresistibly daft, likeable human Frank of brilliant Mr Pasquale.'

- Daily Mail

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em