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Morecambe and Wise 75

Among the very special guests at this month’s Art of Comedy exhibition in London was actor Bob Golding.

Bob is well known for playing Eric Morecambe in the acclaimed one man show Morecambe, penned by Tim Whitnall, which had a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2009 and also won a Fringe First Award.

Continuing in the role of one of Britain’s best loved and much missed comics, Bob appeared on the 2009 Royal Variety Performance at the Opera House Theatre, Blackpool.

The play then enjoyed further success in the West End and won the best entertainment gong at the 2010 Laurence Olivier Awards. Bob was nominated in the best actor in a musical or entertainment category.

Staged at The Lavery Room in South Kensington, The Art of Comedy exhibition in London showcased Graham Ibbeson’s distinctive sculptures and artwork.

Also on view were life-size statues of Eric Morecambe, 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 marking the 75th anniversary of Morecambe and Wise’s first appearance as a double act in 1941.

For a copy of the exhibition catalogue, email Jim Cadman at  [email protected]