Joe Pasquale will star in a new touring version of John Godber’s April In Paris when it stops off at the Coventry Belgrade Theatre next year.

Written by Godber in 1992, the play focuses on Al and Bet, a couple who, with their marriage on the rocks, win a romantic night in Paris and find their relationship suddenly reignited.

Joe is joined in the cast by musical-theatre favourite Sarah Earnshaw.

Commenting on the tour, John Godber said: “April In Paris is one of my favourite plays, and I'm very excited about this new version with Joe and Sarah... I hope that Al and Bet's trip to the French capital helps to raise the spirits and even a laugh or two, as they rekindle their romance amidst the baguettes, Beaujolais and the steak tartare! The play's message - that we need to be kind to each other - seems to me to be more relevant now than it ever was before.”

April In Paris runs at the Belgrade from 4 to 6 March. For more information and to book tickets, visit belgrade.co.uk