Joe Pasquale will return to the role of King Arthur in West End musical comedy Spamalot next month.
The actor and comedian, who previously starred in the lead role alongside Bonnie Langford at the Playhouse Theatre last summer, will join Hollyoaks and Shrek The Musical star Carley Stenson, who is currently playing the Lady of the Lake, from 20 January.
Pasquale, whose 20 year career has seen him perform numerous acclaimed comedy shows including Live And Squeaky, Twin Squeaks, Bubble And Squeak and Does He Really Talk Like That? The Live Show, will replace children’s presenter Richard McCourt in the lead role. While the squeaky-voiced entertainer is also well known for his screen appearances on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and The Price Is Right, his other stage credits include touring productions of The Wizard Of Oz, Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead and The Producers.
Based on the classic film Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Spamalot is the only West End show to feature flying cows, killer rabbits and French people as it takes audiences on a journey with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in search of the divine drink-holder.
Spamalot opened at the Playhouse Theatre, where it is currently booking until 22 February, in November 2012 following a successful run at the Harold Pinter Theatre. It has not yet been announced what the future holds for the silliness-steeped show after that date.