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Joe Pasquale tours Ha Ha Holmes

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Comedian and actor Joe Pasquale follows in the footsteps of Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, as he prepares to play super sleuth Sherlock Holmes in the touring stage production Ha Ha Holmes! The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Ha Ha Holmes
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This brand new production opens at Chelmsford's Civic Theatre on Tuesday 3 September and will tour nationwide in theatres around the UK through 17 November 2013. The stops include Manchester and Southport and Liverpool.

Pasquale's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes hopes to bring chaos to the proceedings when Holmes and Watson investigate their most dangerous case yet – hunting down The Hound of the Baskervilles. Pasquale is joined by writer Ben Langley as Doctor Watson and Andrew Fettes playing everyone else.

Has the beast bitten off more than he can chew when confronted by our crime stopping team? Will Holmes find his deerstalker and will the deer be happy when he does?

Joe Pasquale who recently made his West End debut in Spamalot , has also starred in touring productions of The Nerd, Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Wizard of Oz, and most recently last year's Doctor in the House with Robert Powell.

Joe also recently tested his skills on the ice rink in ITV's Dancing on Ice having previously been crowned King of the Jungle in 2004's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.

Writer Ben Langley has worked in London's Covent Garden as a street performer for the last seventeen years; he won The Bristol Harbour Festival Street Performer of the Year award performing his one man show and has supported Paul Zerdin on his Sponge Fest tour. Andrew Fettes is, along with Ben, co-founder of the Ha Ha Boys comedy team, writing and touring the Ha Ha series of theatre shows since 2007. Carole Todd is Assistant Director and Choreographer and Griff Johnson is Composer and Musical Supervisor.

Sherlock Holmes has never been more popular with the current crop of films and television series honouring the tradition.

Ha Ha Holmes! calls at the North West via Manchester (Opera House) on 16 September, Southport (Theatre) on 20th, and lastly the Liverpool Empire on 13 October.