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Critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-nominated for their uncanny portrayal of the legendary comedy duo, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Ian Ashphitel and Jonty Stephens as ‘Eric and Ern’ are coming to the Isle of Wight.
Book now for tickets for the evening performance at Shanklin Theatre on 25th March 2022.
Crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches, and coupled with contemporary references in their unique style, the show evokes memories of times when whole families would huddle around the telly on Sunday evenings to share in the much-loved antics of Britain’s national treasures.
Lord Grade, former agent to Morecambe and Wise, who negotiated the duo’s move from ATV to BBC2 in 1968, said,
“Wonderfully affectionate performances.
“They were both absolutely brilliant.”
As seen on BBC One’s ‘The One Show’ and ITV1’s ‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show’, the performances contain some of the first new writing in the style of Morecambe and Wise material in over 30 years.
Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens have been performing and writing as Eric and Ern for more than five years.
The research into their subjects is there for all to see in their staggeringly accurate portrayal of the most successful and much loved British comedy duo of all time.
After seeing their live performance, comedian and writer, Ben Elton, said,
“I never thought I’d see Morecambe and Wise live.
“I think I just have!”
The performers themselves have a wonderful relationship with the families and estates of Morecambe and Wise – with all scripts given the families’ seal of approval before being performed.
Ian Ashphitel and Jonty Stephens performance as ‘Eric and Ern’ takes place at Shanklin Theatre from 7.30pm on 25th March 2022.
Book through the Shanklin Theatre Website now to secure your journey down Memory Lane. Or call them on (01983) 868000.