Tuesday 17 July 2012
Everyman, Cheltenham

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

It was the most popular box office film of 1954 in Great Britain and spawned six sequels. This classic British comedy now hits the stage – a certain prescription for laughter.

The play follows the fortunes of Simon Sparrow (Joe Pasquale) starting as a new medical student at the fictional St Swithin’s Teaching Hospital in London. When Sparrow has to leave his lodgings to get away from his landlady’s amorous daughter, he ends up sharing a flat with three amiable but feckless fellow students. Towering over them all is the short-tempered and demanding chief surgeon, Sir Lancelot Spratt, played by Robert Powell. Both Joe and Robert have delighted audiences with their innumerable roles on the stage, in film as well as on the small screen so this should an evening of just what the doctor ordered!