Written by Tim Whitnall
Performed by Bob Golding
The Lowry, 25 October 2010
This one-man show about the great comedian is a labour of love, a heart-felt tribute.
Bob Golding takes on an uncanny likeness to Eric Morecambe, the man who loved (and lived) to make people laugh. He tells his life-story and, like one of Ernie’s plays, it wasn’t always a bed of roses. It was a career that began in variety and ended on television, as a national treasure who was universally loved.
More jokes would have been welcome, but in truth you don’t really need the jokes and routines, they’re so well known. They’ve permeated the national consciousness.
Golding deserves a medal (gold) for how hard he works here. A terrific show.
Morecambe is at The Lowry until 30 October. Details are here.