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Ha Ha Holmes! - Joe Pasquale stars

Ha Ha Holmes!

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

JOE Pasquale, currently competing in Dancing On Ice, will star as Sherlock Holmes in the UK tour of Ha Ha Holmes!, which visits New Wimbledon Theatre on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Joining Pasquale will be writer Ben Langley as Doctor Watson and Andrew Fettes as everyone else.

With Holmes and Watson embarking on their most dangerous adventure yet – hunting down The Hound of The Baskervilles – has the beast bitten off more than he can chew? Will Holmes find his deerstalker and will the deer be happy when he does?

Comedian, actor and television presenter Joe Pasquale, who conquered the nation’s hearts to be crowned Celebrity King of the Jungle in 2004’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, is also a trained pilot, charity marathon runner and Geoscience degree studier.

Writer Ben Langley, who has worked in London’s Covent Garden as a street performer for the last seventeen years, won The Bristol Harbour Festival Street Performer of the Year award performing his one man show and has supported Paul Zerdin in his Sponge Fest tour.

Along with Langley, Andrew Fettes is co-founder of the Ha Ha Boys comedy team, writing and touring the Ha Ha series of theatre shows since 2007.

Ha Ha Holmes! will be presented by Jamie Wilson Productions, theatre’s funniest parodists. So far, their Ha Ha brand includes Ha Ha Hamlet which featured at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival and Ha Ha Hitler which opened at the East Croydon Warehouse before touring. Ha Ha Holmes! originally opened in February 2011 before embarking on a No. 1 UK tour to critical acclaim.

The Ha Ha shows use a mix of street theatre, slapstick, modern music, audience participation and familiar comic elements to parody well known stories and popular titles.

Carole Todd (Dreamboats and Petticoats, Soul Sister, Hello Dolly!) will act as assistant director and choreographer, with Griff Johnson as composer and musical supervisor.

The tour, which opens at Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre on September 2, continues to Wycombe, Southport, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Crawley, Liverpool, Glasgow, Grimsby, Brighton, Bromley, Wimbledon, Stoke-On-Trent and Aylesbury.