Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Joe Tracini cast alongside his father in Spamalot

It has been announced that Joe Tracini (Hollyoaks / Coming of Age) will take over from Todd Carty as Patsy in the UK Tour of Spamalot from 11th May 2015.

Tracini will star alongside his father Joe Pasquale who has extended his run as King Arthur in the show. 

Joe Tracini said: "When I was little, I had three dreams for when I grew up… to be in a musical, to work with my Dad, and to bang two halves of a coconut together on a nightly basis. 

"Playing Patsy in Spamalot is making all of them come true at once. I'm honoured that I'm being trusted with the part, to sing the classic song 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life,' and to be joining such a brilliant company. Come and see us please, it's funnier if you're there."

The current cast also includes Sarah Earnshaw as The Lady of the Lake, Will Hawksworth as Sir Robin, Richard Kent as Prince Herbert, Richard Meek as Sir Galahad, Josh Wilmott as Sir Bedevere, Jamie Tyler as Sir Lancelot, Daniel Cane, Abigail Climer, Matthew Dale, Holly Easterbrook, Inez Mackenzie, Ste Clough and Richard Astbury.

Lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot follows King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in their quest to find the Holy Grail. Spamalot originally ran in the West End at the Palace Theatre between 2006 and 2009. 

Following its first UK Tour, a new production of the musical opened at the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre in July 2012 before transferring to the Playhouse Theatre from November 2012 where it ran until April 2014. This current tour began in January 2015.

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