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One of the biggest comedy hits ever, The Play What I Wrote will bring sunshine and laughter to West Country audiences at the start of 2022 when the multi award-winning show appears at the Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday 12th to Saturday 22nd January.

Celebrating 20 years since its premiere and record-breaking run in the West End, The Play What I Wrote won every major theatre award and every review was a rave. The Sunday Times called it “a triumph” and The Observer said “audiences weep with laughter”. The anniversary revival tour, which opened at Birmingham Rep Theatre in December 2021, has also received five star critical acclaim, “you’ll laugh your head off” wrote the Daily Telegraph. 

The Play What I Wrote is an homage to Britain’s finest and funniest ever double-act, Morecambe and Wise - whose BBC Christmas specials were the highlight of the festive season for millions of viewers.

Thom has written a new play, an epic set in the French Revolution called ‘A Tight Squeeze for the Scarlet Pimple’ and is desperate to get it on. Dennis on the other hand, wants to continue with their double act. He believes that if they perform a tribute to Morecambe and Wise, Hamish’s confidence will be restored and the double act will go on. But first Dennis needs to persuade a guest star to appear in the play what Thom wrote...

Starring Dennis Herdman, Mitesh Soni and Thom Tuck, this new production is directed by double Olivier Award winner Sean Foley, and follows Sir Kenneth Branagh’s original production in celebrating the iconic duo of Eric and Ernie.

Like the original Morecambe and Wise shows, there is a play within a play, and every show features a mystery guest star.  Previous mystery guest stars have included Tom Hiddleston, Ralph Fiennes, Dawn French, Ewan McGregor, Denise Welch, Daniel Radcliffe, Sir Ian McKellen, Kylie Minogue and Glenn Close.

Sean Foley, Artistic Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre and director of the anniversary production of The Play What I Wrote, co-wrote and starred in both the sell-out West End and Broadway productions of the show twenty years ago. The Play What I Wrote was written and created by Sean Foley, Hamish McColl and Eddie Braben, with McColl and Foley, who were together known as The Right Size, winning the Olivier Award for Best Comedy. Eddie Braben was Morecambe and Wise’s greatest scriptwriter. Described by the Daily Telegraph as “the unsung genius of British comedy”, Eddie spent twelve years writing for Ken Dodd, before working with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise for fourteen years, during which time he won five Writer of the Year awards from the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and a BAFTA. 

The Play What I Wrote appears at the Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday 12th January to Saturday 22nd January. Tickets are on sale at the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 and online at




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