Doctor in the House, starring Joe Pasquale and and Robert Powell with Emma Barton and Tom Butcher, comes to the Grand Theatre from Monday 2nd July.
Doctor in the House follows the fortunes of Simon Sparrow starting as a new medical student at the fictional St Swithin's Teaching Hospital in London.
Taken from the novels by Richard Gordon, Doctor In The House was the most popular box office film of 1954 and this success spawned six sequels and a popular television series.
When young student, Simon Sparrow has to leave his first choice of lodgings to get away from his landlady's amorous daughter, he ends up with three amiable but less-than-shining fellow students as flat mates including the work shy Tony Grimsdyke (Joe Pasquale).
Towering over them all is the short-tempered, demanding chief surgeon, Sir Lancelot Spratt (Robert Powell), who strikes terror into his inadequate undergraduates.
Since being crowned ‘King of the Jungle’ in the 2004 series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Joe Pasquale (dubbed the hardest working man in comedy) hasn’t stopped!
A veteran of live comedy, he has been performing for over twenty years. In between stand up gigs he has voiced characters for Hollywood movies (Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties and Horton Hears a Who!), appeared at five Royal Variety performances and become a mainstay of the British pantomime season. As well as performing, Joe has also qualified as a pilot, taken up boxing and competed in Celebrity Total Wipeout alongside Fatima Whitbread and Sally Gunnell!