Medical laughs with Pasquale

Robert Powell, Peter Dunwell and Joe Pasquale in the touring production of Doctor In The House.
Robert Powell, Peter Dunwell and Joe Pasquale in the touring production of Doctor In The House.

top funnyman Joe Pasquale teams up with TV and film star Robert Powell as a classic British comedy hits the stage at Theatre Royal, Nottingham, from April 10-14.

Doctor In The House is based on the Richard Gordon book. The novel is one of the 12 Doctor books and is noted for its witty depiction of a medical student’s years of professional training.

It remains a classic in its own right, based on Richard Gordon’s own anecdotes and experiences of pre-war medical school and has almost become a social document. The original Doctor in the House film made a star of Dirk Bogarde, and spawned six follow-ups and a TV series. It was the most popular box office film of 1954.

Starring one of Britain’s best-loved funnymen, Joe Pasquale, and award winning star of stage and screen Robert Powell, Doctor in the House now takes to the stage for a national tour, part of which is to take place in Nottingham.

Follow the inexperienced young medical student Simon Sparrow as he begins his five-year internship at St. Swithin’s Teaching Hospital. Continually running foul of the irascible head surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt, Sparrow’s social life is spiced up when he is taken under the wings of two student repeaters, in the form of Tony Grimsdyke and John Evans, to farcical consequences. Doctor In The House has delighted audiences for generations and this tour is refereed by award-winning director Ian Talbot.

The cast also includes Emma Barton, best known to television audiences as Honey Mitchell for three years in Eastenders, and Tom Butcher who played PC Steve Loxton in The Bill for seven years and Dr Marc Elliot in Doctors.

Tickets to see Messrs Pasquale and Powell in Doctor In The House, at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from April 10-14, are available, at a cost of £12-£26 (plus concessions) by calling the box office on 0115 9895555.