Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2009
In 1977 The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special attracted 28 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.
Now, to celebrate the life of the man who brought us sunshine, the first biographical play about him is premiering at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In an uncanny portrayal, actor Bob Golding brings this remarkable man back to life.
Douglas Thomson - 22/06/2010
Bob Golding's portrayal of Eric Morecambe is outstanding! one of the best theatre performances you will witness this year. Mr. Golding's assured acting ability in bringing to life a true icon of British Comedy. Where else would you get applause for a brown paper bag! He managed to receive a standing ovation by the majority of the audience at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, capable of standing. A show not to be missed! and a privilege to see.
Chris - 29/03/2010
Very disapointed as this show was cancelled at short notice at a small Welsh venue for a poor excuse of a reason. Not very professional and should remember this when they need bums on seats.
cecilia - 18/02/2010
i was lucky enough to see this show at the Roses Theatre where Eric Morcambe gave his final performance. A magical, moving and very funny experience.
Sean Prower - 13/02/2010
Bob Golding plays an affectionate, touching and surprisingly realistic role of Eric Morecambe in this remembrance play of the life and career of the famous comic. One would think pretending to be someone as famous as Eric Morecambe would be so difficult that it shouldn't even be attempted. Ten minutes in and you would believe you are seeing the man on stage giving it his all once again. It is a one man show and he is talking for 95 minutes, with all the paper bag, singalong, you can't see the join, tea Ern, Des O'Connor insults you can fit in. With all these famous jokes leaving the audience with warm nostalgia, he draws in on the darker, sadder story of Eric's life. From he and Ern's 'Running Wild' TV show being slated, to coal mining, to his parents dying to his heart attacks, it is the touching story of Eric's move from childhood to mature adulthood and knowing that even through the hardest times, Eric would always crack a joke The show was absolutely flawless. Golding acted every sound effect, every word, every pause to the second. There are some unexpected funny moments throughout the show but mentioning them here would ruin some neat little surprises It deserves every 5 star and 10/10 review it gets The Durham audience got some sunshine. Make sure you get some too.
gary colman - 15/01/2010
Beautiful show... fantastic performance