News: Full cast announced for Some Mothers UK tour

The producers of the highly acclaimed UK tour of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em have announced the casting of Moray Treadwell as Mr Luscombe/Mr Worthington, David Shaw-Parker 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, Sarah Earnshaw as his long-suffering wife Betty and Susie Blake as his disapproving mother-in-law, Mrs Fisher. Also in the cast are Peter F Gardiner and Jayne Ashley.

Moray Treadwell most recently appeared in the UK tour of No Man’s Land. His other theatre credits include 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).

David Shaw-Parker began his career at the Royal Shakespeare Company, appearing in over 25 productions for them. His many other theatre credits include Telyegin in Uncle Vanya (Hampstead Theatre), Leo Fairchild in Lady in The Van (Bath Theatre Royal), John Hitchcock in McQueen (St. James Theatre), Trevor Nunn’s productions of My Fair Lady (National Theatre and Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Acorn Antiques (West End), and Lucy Bailey’s production of Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare’s Globe).

Ben Watson is an actor, writer, director and comedian who recently starred in Aladdin (White Rock Theatre, Hastings). His theatre credits include The History of Everything (UK Tour), 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 2020 UK Tour of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em will begin at Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Wednesday 26 February 2020, with a Gala night on Thursday 27 February 2020.

In addition, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em will now play Theatre Royal Windsor (24 – 28 March), The Beck Theatre Hayes (31 March – 4 April), Stoke Regent Theatre (14 – 18 April), Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (28 April – 2 May), The Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage (5 – 9 May), Swansea Grand Theatre (9 – 13 June), Leeds Grand Theatre (23 – 27 June) and Kings Theatre Portsmouth (30 June – 4 July).

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.


26 – 29 February
Churchill Theatre, Bromley

3 – 7 March
Lighthouse, Poole

10 – 14 March
Nottingham Theatre Royal

17 – 21 March
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

24 – 28 March
Theatre Royal Windsor    

31 March – 4 April
The Beck Theatre, Hayes

14 – 18 April
Stoke Regent Theatre                                                                                                                 

21 – 25 April
Blackpool Grand Theatre

28 April – 2 May
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre*

5 – 9 May
The Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

12 – 16 May
Newcastle Theatre Royal 

19 – 23 May
The Alexandra, Birmingham                   

2 – 6 June
St Helens Theatre Royal

9 – 13 June
Swansea Grand Theatre

16 – 20 June
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 

23 – 27 June
Leeds Grand Theatre

30 June – 4 July
Kings Theatre Portsmouth                      

7 – 11 July
Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

14 – 18 July
Palace Theatre, Southend

Photo credit: Scott Rylander

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