Thom Tuck cast in The Play What I Wrote | Revival of Morecambe and Wise tribute © Geraint Lewis

Thom Tuck cast in The Play What I Wrote

Revival of Morecambe and Wise tribute

Thom Tuck is to celebrate the spirit of Morecambe and Wise in a revival of The Play What I Wrote.

The comic will form a double act with stage actor Dennis Herdman in the comedy, which will be directed by its co-creator Sean Foley.

Foley wrote the show with his own-double act partner Hamish McColl, and they starred in it together for its original West End run, which began in 2001 and was directed by Kenneth Branagh. The show also transferred to Broadway for three months.

Foley is now artistic director of the Birmingham Rep, which is reviving the show from November  27 to January 1 – a Christmas run in honour of Eric and Ernie’s top-rated festive specials. It will then transfer to the Theatre Royal Bath.

The show features play within a play with a guest role taken by a different star every night.  Previously that has included the likes of Ralph Fiennes, Dawn French, Ewan McGregor, Glenn Close, Daniel Radcliffe, Kylie Minogue, and Sting.

Mitesh Soni completes the cast of the Birmingham run in a role  originally played by Toby Jones.
Foley said: ‘I’m thrilled to finally be able to bring this hugely successful comedy to Birmingham audiences, and can’t wait for this wonderfully talented new cast, as well as a whole new set of amazing guest stars, to make people laugh this Christmas.’


Published: 26 Oct 2021

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