The producers of the highly acclaimed UK tour of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em are delighted to announce the casting of Susie Blake returning as Frank’s disapproving mother-in-law Mrs Fisher, Moray Treadwell as Mr Luscombe/Mr Worthington, James Paterson as Father O’Hara and Ben Watson as Desmond/Constable. They join the previously announced Joe Pasquale as the loveable but accident-prone Frank Spencer and Sarah Earnshaw as his long-suffering wife Betty. Also in the cast are Nick Wray and Alice Osmanski.
Susie Blake regularly appeared in the TV series and comedy specials of Victoria Wood, Russ Abbot and Stanley Baxter, and is perhaps particularly loved as the Continuity Announcer in Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV. She recently has appeared in Silky Hotel (BBC iPlayer), Kate & Koji (Series 1&2 – ITV), Not Going Out (BBC One), The Real Marigold Hotel (BBC One). She is known for playing regular Bev Unwin in Coronation Street from 2003 to 2006 and again in 2015, and regular Hillary Nicholson in Mrs Brown’s Boys. Her films include Fierce Creatures and Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?!. Her theatre credits include Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical (Dominion Theatre & Hall for Cornwall), My Fair Lady (Grange Festival), The Mirror Crack’d (UK Tour), Grumpy Old Women Live 2 & 3, When We Are Married (West End), Pygmalion (Chichester Festival Theatre), Madame Morrible in Wicked (West End) and Belinda Blair in Noises Off (National Theatre).
Moray Treadwell recently finished filming The Witcher: Blood Origin (Netflix). His theatre credits include No Man’s Land (UK tour), Hysteria (national tour for London Classic Theatre Company), The Railway Children (King’s Cross Theatre), The Beatles LOVE Show (Cirque Du Soleil, Las Vegas), Waiting For Godot (Italian tour), The Importance of Being Earnest (Vienna’s English Theatre) and The Ruling Class (Frankfurt’s English Theatre).
James Paterson made his London debut in the original production of The Phantom of the Opera. During his long association with the show he played the title role when Michael Crawford was indisposed and also played M. Andre. He became Resident Director for the national tours and the London production. His other theatre credits include Sunset Boulevard (London Coliseum), Half a Sixpence (Chichester Festival Theatre), Cats (UK/International Tour), Cinderella, Dick Whittington and Snow White (The London Palladium). James most recently played Herr Schulz in Cabaret for ARTS Aberdeen. His television credits include London’s Burning, Close To Home and Birds of a Feather.
Ben Watson is an actor, writer, director and comedian who recently starred in Around the World in 80 Days (Blackpool Grand Theatre). He regularly performs his own solo comedy show The History of Everything in 60 minutes. His theatre credits include Aladdin (White Rock Theatre, Hastings), I Capture The Castle (Watford Palace / Bolton Octagon / Oxford Playhouse), Blue Brothers Party (UK / Japan Tour), The Jungle Book (UK Tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Comedy of Errors (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival).
The 2022 UK Tour of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em will begin at The Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage on Tuesday 29 March 2022.
In addition Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em will now play Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford from 5th – 9th April, The Beck Theatre, Hayes from 12th – 16th April, Blackpool Grand Theatre from 10th – 14th May, Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle from 19th – 21st May, Richmond Theatre from 31st May – 4th June, The Orchard Theatre, Dartford from 7th – 11th June, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre 14th – 18th June, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre from 21st – 25th June, The Marlowe, Canterbury from 5th – 9th July, Palace Theatre, Southend from 12th – 16th July, The Alexandra, Birmingham from 19th – 23rd July, Stoke Regent Theatre from 26th – 30th July, St Helens Theatre Royal from 2nd – 6th August and Kings Theatre Portsmouth from 9th – 13th August.
Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em will be directed by Guy Unsworth and designed by Simon Higlett, with lighting design by Matt Haskins, sound design by Ian Horrocks-Taylor and choreography by Jenny Arnold.
The UK Tour will be produced by Limelight Productions.