Eric and Little Ern at the St James Theatre
The Other Palace Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA
The affectionate and funny homage to Morecombe and Wise returns to London this Christmas at the St James Theatre
Recreating some of their finest TV and stage moments, Eric and Little Ern is a moving, affectionate and hilarious homage to Britain’s greatest ever comedy double act – Eric Morecombe and Ernie Wise.
For ten years the Morecambe & Wise Christmas Day specials attracted over 20 million people.
Now back in London for the Christmas season, Eric and Little Ern is an acclaimed, affectionate and funny stage homage to the greatest comedy double act that Britain has ever known.
Devised and performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens, and featuring classic material by Eddie Braben, Sid Hills and Dick Green, Eric and Little Ern is directed by Owen Lewis and designed by Simon Scullion.
This warm and witty show brings back to life a bygone era of stage and TV, recreating some of the comedy duo’s finest moments from Eric and Ernie’s TV and theatre shows.
Cherished moments from the Eric and Ernie archives sit alongside new material created by the performers to present Morecambe and Wise in their heyday.
★★★★ “Wonderfully funny. Ashpitel and Stephens have got the duo’s mannerisms down pat to such a winning extent. You could watch this for hours” The Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ “Like Morecambe & Wise themselves, this is a wonderfully funny, genuine, and beautifully played two-hander” The Herald
“Genuis… there’s so much to love” Miranda Hart
“Superb… it was just amazing” Barry Cryer
“A hugely funny and touching homage to the great Morecambe and Wise. Terrific show.” James Bolam (The Likely Lads, New Tricks)
“Quite simply brilliant.” Philip Glenister (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes)