Iconic duo reunited in bronze

Morecambe and Wise 75

Forever united in mirth, comedy legends Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise will be reunited in bronze in 2016.

Sculptor Graham Ibbeson is creating a stunning bronze wall art to mark the 75th anniversary of the pair’s first on stage appearance as a double act at the Liverpool Empire in 1941.

The initial study for the wall art was among the highlights of The Art of Comedy exhibition in London, which showcased Graham’s distinctive sculptures and artwork.

Also on view at The Lavery Room in South Kensington from October 6 to 8 were life-size statues of Eric, Laurel and Hardy and Benny Hill plus smaller studies of Les Dawson and Norman Wisdom.

Half of all net profits from the exhibition will go towards the creation of the bronze wall art. For a copy of the exhibition catalogue, email Jim Cadman at [email protected]