Morecambe and Wise 75
Search for a comedy Star – The Final
April 23, 2016
The Globe Arena

The search is on for new a comedy act to appear on live on stage in one of the theatrical highlights of 2016.

The Morecambe and Wise 75th Anniversary Variety Show at Blackpool’s famous Opera House will be part of the anniversary celebrations for the legendary duo made their debut performance as a comedy double act in 1941

The show will star Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpital as ‘Eric & Little Ern’ alongside a star studded cast of entertainers from television and theatre.

The first audition night for this career changing opportunity will be in February at the Jubilee Club in Morecambe where Eric made his first paid appearance as an eight year old.

It will be followed by another eight heats to be held throughout Lancashire and will culminate in April when the finalists will take the stage for the Grand Final at the Globe Arena in Morecambe to compete for the spot at next July’s variety extravaganza.

The Jubilee Club and the Globe Arena are both locations on the Morecambe and Wise Heritage Trail in Morecambe.


If you would like the opportunity to appear in the forthcoming Morecambe &Wise 75th Anniversary Variety Show at the Opera House Theatre, Blackpool on Saturday 2 July 2016

please send the following information:

  • Name and Age
  • A brief CV
  • A recent photograph
  • Details of your Management (if represented)

Auditions will be held in March and April in Blackpool and the successful applicants will be notified 14 days prior to the date.

Please send your details to: [email protected]