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Direct from the West End – Eric and Ern is a fantastic homage to the comedy genius of Morecambe and Wise.

Starring Olivier Award nominated duo Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens the show is packed full of Morecambe and Wise’s most loved routines, songs and sketches all performed with a respectful affection that will bring back the sunshine that was the hallmark of Eric & Ern’s TV and live shows.

There’ll be an added poignancy to the tours date in Peterborough, as the city was referenced numerous times in their TV shows of the 70s and 80s thanks to Ernie living on Thorpe Park Road for many years in the late 1950s and early 1970s.

Ernie settled in the city after marrying a local girl, Doreen Blythe at Park Road Baptist Church, and with Eric as his best man you can just imagine the laughter that would’ve ensued at the reception held afterwards at The Great Northern Hotel!

One of the best references to Peterborough came in the Morecambe & Wise 1981 Christmas Special. Eric proudly announces that a statue in Ernie’s honour will be unveiled outside Peterborough Town Hall and gives Ern a sneak preview which he’s horrified to see that due to a mix up isn’t of his face but his backside!

Ian & Jonty’s tribute to the much missed duo is sure to evoke plenty more magical Morecambe & Wise moments and is certainly one to catch when it heads to the New Theatre on Sunday March 29.

Marc Hernandez


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