Best Brit’s life and laughs

2015-06-02 06:00
Craig Urbani makes a welcome return to the stage in Morecambe.

Craig Urbani makes a welcome return to the stage in Morecambe.

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The life of British comedy icon Eric Morecambe will be explored on stage at Theatre on the Bay this month.

Tim Whitnall’s Olivier Award-winning play, Morecambe, will run from Wednesday 10 to Saturday 27 June. It stars Craig Urbani under the direction of Alan Swerdlow.

The show is described as a moving, often hilarious tale about one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers: From humble beginnings in Music Hall to 28 million viewers on Christmas Day.

It’s a whistle-stop tour of the life of John Eric Bartholomew OBE, best known as one half of the cherished comedy duo Eric and Ernie, Morecambe and Wise, a partnership that lasted from 1941 until Morecambe’s death. Morecambe took his stage name from his hometown, the seaside resort of Morecambe, where a statue of the popular comedian was unveiled by the Queen in 1999.


Morecambe will be performed at 20:00 on Tuesdays to Saturdays with a 15:00 matinee performance on Saturday 20 June and a 17:00 show on Saturday 27 June. Visit for tickets or more information


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