Joe’s comedic role

Joe Pasquale and Joe Tracini
Joe Pasquale and Joe Tracini

Joe Pasquale will be appearing alongside his son in a classic modern day musical based on one of the most beloved British comedy films.

He appears alongside Joe Tracini in Spamalot to be performed at Milton Keynes Theatre next week.

With a book by Eric Idle that is based (very loosely) on the legendary tale of KingArthur and the Knights who say ‘Ni’, this kind-of-new musical is lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. No it’s not! Yes it is! No, sorry, this is not the Python Argument Sketch this is Spamalot, recently voted the Funniest Musical in Britain.

It features a bevy of beautiful show girls, killer rabbits, plague carts, fish slapping Fins and flying cows, is unleashed (again) onto an unsuspecting Milton Keynes audience.

Joe Pasquale said: “I play King Arthur in the show and it is based on the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

“I absolutely loved Monty Python when I was growing up so the chance to appear in something written by Eric Idle was a great joy. Monty Python is up there with The Goons as an iconic British comedy and a new generation is starting to discover it.

“We started the tour in January and we have been getting great laughs every night. It is such an iconic show.

“Eric Idle is currently working on a new musical around the Life of Brian, so watch this space.”

It also marks the first time that he was worked with his son.

He added: “It is fantastic to see him and work alongside him. But we are having a lot of fun.”

Viewers will probably know Joe Tracini for his role as Dennis Savage on Hollyoaks for three years.

He said: “I play Patsy who is the manservant of King Arthur in the show and I get to bang around the coconuts for the show.

“It is great to be part of this show even though I only have nine lines in it, but I am making the most of those nine lines.

“However I do get the iconic song in the show Always Look on the Bright Side of the Life. It is great when we have been touring with the show because you can hear the audience when you reach that point eagerly awaiting it.”

He also enjoyed his working experience on the soap.

Joe Tracini added:”I wouldn’t change it for the world, you are working six days a week, 15 hour days.

“A lot of soaps are shot with multiple cameras, but only one camera is used which is a lot more work. But I learnt a lot about being an actor from that show.

Spamalot is performed from Monday June 15 to Saturday June 20.

Tickets cost from £10.50 to £36.50. They can be booked by calling the box office on 0844 871 7652 or by visiting www.atgtickets.co.uk/miltonkeynes.