WIN: Tickets to Eric and Ern homage at Weston's Playhouse Theatre

Ian Ashpitel as Ernie Wise and Jonty Stephens as Eric Morecambe. Picture: Geraint Lewis

Ian Ashpitel as Ernie Wise and Jonty Stephens as Eric Morecambe. Picture: Geraint Lewis - Credit: GERAINT LEWIS

An uncanny portrayal of a legendary comedy duo is coming to a Weston theatre later this month, and Mercury readers could be win free tickets to the action.

An Evening of Eric And Ern, dedicated to two of the country’s most revered performers, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, will be staged at the Playhouse, in High Street, on September 17 at 7.30pm.

Actors Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens have been performing as Eric and Ern all over the country for almost five years.

The research into their subjects results in a staggeringly accurate portrayal of the legendary double act and the iconic routines, songs and sketches which made them famous.

As seen on BBC One’s The One Show and ITV1’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show, the performances also contain some new writing in the style of Eric and Ern.

For all the family, Eric and Ern is a brilliant homage to Morecambe and Wise crammed full of those famous comedy sketches, from Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Mr Memory…Arsenal, to the paper bag trick.

From the Olivier Award nominated duo Ashpitel and Stephens, this nostalgic show evokes memories of a time when whole families would huddle around the telly on Sunday evenings.

Most Read

Bringing you sunshine, this show is full of Morecambe and Wise’s most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest.  This show hits all the right notes.

The Mercury has teamed up with the Playhouse to offer two lucky readers a pair of tickets each to the show.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below before the competition deadline of 10am on August 26.

An Evening of Eric And Ern will be performed at which Weston theatre?

Enter online or send your answer along with your name, phone number, address and email address to Eric & Ern competition, Weston Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston, BS23 1LW.

Usual competition rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

By entering this draw, you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant and the theatre.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter