By Nigel Slater 03/07 Updated: 06/07 16:53
SQUEAKY voiced comedian Joe Pasquale will be swapping stand-up for the big stage by starring in a comedy classic in Cheltenham.
Pasquale and Holby City and The Detectives actor Robert Powell star in Doctor In The House which will be staged in the town's Everyman Theatre on Regent Street from Monday, July 16 until Saturday, July 21.
The show follows the fortunes of Simon Sparrow who is 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 in 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 flatmates - including the work-shy Tony Grimsdyke played by Pasquale.
Towering over them all is the short-tempered, demanding chief surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt, played by Powell, who strikes terror into the hearts of his inadequate undergraduates.
Directed by award-winning director Ian Talbot the show has delighted audiences for generations and should make for a great week of comedy.
The shows start at 7.45pm with special afternoon performances taking place on both Thursday (July 19) and Saturday (July 21) starting at 2pm.
Tickets cost between £10 and £25 and are available by calling the Everyman Theatre Box Office on 01242 572573 or online by visiting www.everymantheatre.org.uk.
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