The four-week countdown is now on until the stage show of 1970s classic comedy Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em arrives at St Helens Theatre Royal as part of a national UK Tour. 

The highly acclaimed show features a star-studded cast. Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters will bring the house down – quite literally – with comedian and actor Joe Pasquale at the helm of the cast. 

Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em comes to St Helens Theatre Royal from Tuesday 2 August to Saturday 6 August 2022, for seven performances only. Performances are 7.30pm, with two 2.30pm matinee shows on Thursday and Saturday. Tickets are on sale now. 

Joe Pasquale will appear as the loveable but accident-prone Frank Spencer, with Sarah Earnshaw as his long-suffering wife Betty. 

Susie Blake returns 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. The cast also features Nick Wray and Alice Osmanski. 

Betty has exciting news for Frank, but he’s preoccupied by possible new-found 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. 

The 2022 UK Tour is produced by Limelight Productions; designed by Simon Higlett; lighting design by Matt Haskins; sound design by Ian Horrocks-Taylor; and choreography by Jenny Arnold. 

Joe Pasquale is a firm TV and stage favourite, and has delighted audiences with his stand-up tours for more than 30 years. He has continued to win legions of fans appearing in all manner of entertainment from New Faces, Spamalot and The Producers, and was crowned King Of The Jungle in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here. A man of many talents – Joe has qualified as a pilot, and has also taken up boxing and running. 

Sarah Earnshaw’s theatre credits include Yes, Prime Minister (Theatre Clwyd); The Argument (Theatre Royal Bath); The Nightingales (Theatre Royal Bath and UK Tour); Nativity! The Musical (Birmingham Rep and UK Tour); Spamalot (Playhouse West End and UK Tour); Wicked (Apollo Victoria, part of the original West End cast); and The Royal Variety Performance. 

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 appeared in Silky Hotel (BBC iPlayer); Kate & Koji (Series 1 and 2, ITV); Not Going Out (BBC One);and The Real Marigold Hotel (BBC One). She played Bev Unwin in Coronation Street from 2003 to 2006 and again in 2015; and Hillary Nicholson in Mrs Brown’s Boys. Films include Fierce Creatures and Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?!. Theatre credits include Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical (Dominion Theatre and Hall For Cornwall); My Fair Lady (Grange Festival); The Mirror Crack’d (UK Tour); Grumpy Old Women Live 2 and 3, When We Are Married (West End); Pygmalion (Chichester Festival Theatre); Wicked (West End); and Noises Off (National Theatre). 

St Helens Theatre Royal Manager Chantelle Nolan commented: “Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em is such a classic, innocent comedy from the golden age of TV, when sitcoms and programmes were the ultimate in entertainment. We are really excited to welcome the highly anticipated stage show to St Helens Theatre Royal as part of its UK Tour, and with such a wonderful cast it’s sure to be a Summer highlight for our audiences.” 

Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em runs at St Helens Theatre Royal between Tuesday 2 August and Saturday 6 August 2022. Tickets are on sale now, starting from £31.