This year the Theatre Royal Plymouth panto will be everything you could wish for as Joe Pasquale stars as Wishee Washee.
Well-known and best-loved for being one of the hardest-working and top-selling live comedians in British comedy today, Joe has been delighting audiences for more than 30 years with his live stand-up tours and infectious sense of fun.
Joe has toured in several major theatrical productions including Mel Brooks’ The Producers, starred in the West End production of Spamalot, been crowned King of the Jungle in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… appeared on five Royal Variety Performances and toured the UK in a live stage incarnation of the classic sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em in the iconic role of Frank Spencer.
Joe’s voice is also known to millions of children, featuring in Garfield: A Tale of Two Kittens, Horton Hears a Who, Frankenstein’s Cat and The Muppet’s 25th Anniversary Show.
Joe was last seen in pantomime in Plymouth in the 2010 production of Sleeping Beauty.
Aladdin is produced by Crossroads Pantomimes, the World’s biggest pantomime producer whose Chief Executive Michael Harrison said: “There are some performers who personify everything that’s special about pantomime and Joe Pasquale is one of the finest. His quick-wit, ability to make audiences young and old laugh together and endless energy on stage make every performance special. We’re so pleased to have Joe headlining Aladdin in Plymouth for us this Christmas”.
Theatre Royal Plymouth CEO Adrian Vinken said: “We love working with Joe as, apart from being hard-wired to delight and entertain audiences of any age, he’s one of the nicest people you could hope to meet. It’s always a treat to welcome him back to TRP so I couldn’t be happier that it will be Joe who will star in my 31st and final pantomime as director of this great theatre.”
Aladdin will feature a lamp-load of panto magic including spectacular sets, magical special effects, beautiful costumes and a live band. The production runs at Theatre Royal Plymouth from Friday 17 December 2021 to Saturday 15 January 2022 and tickets are on sale now from on the TRP website here.