Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens, as ‘Eric and Little Ern’, will lead a starred studded cast to pay tribute to Eric and Ernie on the very stage they appeared on for the 1955 Royal Variety Show.
Ian and Jonty launched their play ‘Eric & Little Ern’ in 2013. Following a national tour to fantastic reviews it played to sell out audiences in the West End and was nominated for a prestigious Olivier Award in 2014.
Special guests on this 75th Anniversary Tribute to Morecambe & Wise will include Roy Walker, Stephen Mulhern, Mick Miller and the NHS Choir who topped the charts at Christmas with ‘Bridge Over You’
This show is part of the celebrations to mark the 75th Anniversary of Morecambe &Wise making their theatrical debut in 1941 and the profits from the event will go towards an eight foot statue in bronze infused resin currently being created by renowned sculptor Graham Ibbeson.
Once complete the statue be will be gifted to the Winter Gardens by the people of Blackpool and the admirers of Eric and Ernie throughout the country who have contributed to the work.