Anna Murphy Feather Productions
and Guy Masterson Theatre Tours International
Written by Tim Whitnall
Performed by Bob Golding
Directed by Guy Masterson
Hot on the heels of its West End run, one of the most acclaimed biographical plays in recent years comes to The Dukes from 10 – 12 February.
From Morecambe Pier to ‘André Preview’, from tumbleweed to Glenda Jackson, Morecambe offers a moving, gloriously funny portrait of the affectionate lad with the funny bones, the big-hearted perfectionist, the born entertainer.
In 1977 The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special attracted 29 million viewers – half the entire population of the UK at the time. In the twenty five years since Eric Morecambe’s untimely death his popularity has not waned. With numerous tribute programmes, TV reruns and DVD releases, his work, as one half of Britain’s most popular double act ever, has been kept alive and introduced to a whole new generation of fans.
Bob Golding has won an army of admirers and rave reviews for his portrayal of Eric. These include some of the country’s favourite comedians who have been bowled over by the actor’s extraordinary likeness to the man himself, many of whom were Eric’s contemporaries and friends including Nicholas Parsons and Ronnie Corbett.
Eric’s daughter, Gail says:
“This show is a great homage to my father and to his relationship with Ernie. I left the theatre feeling privileged to be Eric Morecambe’s daughter. He was a man that in his life time generated so much good will and love, at some personal cost. Now all these years on Bob Golding’s performance and Tim Whitnall’s writing, in a completely unsentimental way, fill the theatre with good will, love and for me at least, a stinging nostalgia of oh so happy times.”
Tickets for the show cost £15 and £13 (concessions). Please call The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or see http://www.dukes-lancaster.org to book.