Sunday, December 22, 2013

Eric And Little Ern: A Very Big Treat!"

WE didn't know WHAT to expect....but our trip to Theatr Clwyd to see Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel as the legendary Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, was, absolutely truly, a superb TREAT.

They starred in " Eric and Little Ern", which opened at the Edinburgh Fringe last August....and has since been a hit at the Vaudeville Theatre, London.

The partnership of Stephens and Ashpitel depicted the original partnership brilliantly....S and A  "got" the ripostes just right.....ALSO the " tenderly" delivered digs  .....the horrendous almost-alive Ernie "wig"......the twitching of the heavy-rimmed spectacles....the juggling of each other's jokes...AND physically, Stephens, really and truly, WAS Eric Morecambe........and Ashpitel WAS stocky, pompous, annoyingly lovable Ern.....

THIS was a great surprise to me, never expecting to love it so much....AS I was back on the old Christmas Day sofa , surrounded by Quality Street wrappers....and little boys in Mothercare pyjamas...and sleepy parents and VERY elderly Aunties Ruby and Florrie....

AND huusband R WAS once again struggling in the kitchen with the remains of the turkey....Posted by Picasa


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