Joe Pasquale has Tea With Wilma
For those who may not be familiar with you work, can you tell me about some of your career highlights?
Probably the highlights of my career so far have been appearing in The Muppet Show Live in 2001 in Hollywood, California alongside Jon Voight and Brooke Shields, performing in five Royal Variety Shows, An Audience with Joe Pasquale and appearing as King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot.
You a returning to play King Arthur in Spamalot from 20th January. What is the show about and what attracted you to the part?
Well, Spamalot is a musical based on the film Monty Python and Holy Grail. I love a good script and I was a huge fan of Monty Python as a kid. To be able to be on stage in the West End and perform Eric Idle’s words is a dream come true!
If I asked your friends to describe you in three words, what would they be?
I’d say that they’d be; Eccentric. Childish. Immature. Oh, and intelligent (but hang on that’s four… so that’s not very intelligent)
If you could be the opposite sex for the day, what musical theatre role would you like to have a go at playing?
Velma Kelly from Chicago!
Do you have a favourite Musical Theatre show or song that means a lot to you?
It’s got to be Les Mis. I love everything about it and I would also Iove to play Thenardier in that show.
If you were going to get a new pet and had to give it a musical theatre character name, what would you go for?
What is your favourite moment (lines/song) in Spamalot?
I always love performing King Arthur’s number ‘All Alone’. There are some great comedy moments in that number and it never fails to get a laugh from the audience.
What has been the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you on stage?
I don’t know if I should admit this, but I actually farted on stage at the Dress Run of Spamalot! Mortifying!! The cast were lovely about it though – talk about bonding with your fellow actors before you’ve even started in the show!
Thank you for having Tea With Wilma
Joe Pasquale appears as King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot at The Playhouse Theatre from Monday 20th January. For tickets and more information visit: www.spamalotwestend.co.uk