Show: Morecambe Venue: theSpaceTriplex - Studio Time: 3.10pm Dates: 5th - 13th August Photographer: Bridget Hickish Links: Twitter Company Tickets
Please tell me about your 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show
“If I made you laugh, all well and good. If I made you care, even better” – Eric Morecambe
Morecambe is a monologue masterpiece telling the story of Eric Morecambe, the national treasure who touched so many of our lives. Quickfire gags, favourite routines and singalongs – this show has it all. It’ll certainly make you laugh. It’ll very probably make you cry.
This nostalgic piece written by Tim Whitnall. Morecambe is the heartwarming tale of the life of much loved comedian Eric Morecambe and his friend and sidekick Ernie Wise. We follow Eric’s journey as child star in pubs and clubs through variety and theatre to television, and ultimately into our hearts.
Performance artist Richard Dodd makes his solo Edinburgh debut, bringing Eric and 32 other characters to life.
What is the attraction of performing at the Edinburgh Fringe? What do you think of Edinburgh?
Performing at the Edinburgh Fringe is always the highlight of our year. The bringing together of so much talent gives a platform, not just for entertainment, but equally as important, of learning. Watching ihe work of other creatives is inspirational. That is so important to our creative development.
Who inspires you?
In 2019 I watched Bryony Kimmings’ Phoenix Bitch and was blown away by her creativity and the strength of her message. But clearly, Phoenix Bitch and Morecambe are very different shows. I also love the work of Bob Golding, who returns to Edinburgh this year directing Les Dawson: Flying High, another great Tim Whitnall written show.
Are there other shows you want to check out during the Fringe? What are they?
Les Dawson: Flying High will be the first show we go and see. We are also looking forward to Boy at Summerhall and This is Paradise at Traverse 2.
So, who is your Eric?
Our Eric is an actor called Richard Dodd. North Wales born Richard, now residing in the Cambridgeshire Fens is a renowned local lead actor with many years Edinburgh Fringe experience, but he has never before stepped foot on the stage alone – he can’t wait. Richard said, “This is the role of a lifetime, with masterly writing, taking us on a fun-filled and often emotional journey. I grew up watching Eric, so to represent him on stage is a great privilege”. Director Keith Gallois stated, “Richard walks on to that stage and mesmerises us all for 90 wonderful minutes. A totally believable Eric”.