THE 'ERIC' PHENOMENON
Twenty years ago we toured a production of a 60s musical called ITCHYCOO PARK. One of the venues on the tour was the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The show went very well there and the Summer week was a complete sell-out. After reluctantly agreeing to return the following year - we hadn't planned to tour another 60s musical then - a couple of new characters were introduced, a middle-aged loser and his not-very-bright nephew, a new script was written and Eric was born. After returning annually, three years later we found ourselves performing for three weeks in the Summer and introducing a new, different show for a couple of weeks pre-Christmas.
Now, having celebrated our 20th anniversary, we have completed 39 different 'Eric' productions,180,000 tickets have been sold taking nearly £3 million and it's still going strong. No, I don't understand it either but, whether performing in it or watching it, it's the best fun you can have with your clothes on!
The next show is ERIC'S FULL MONTY and should be with us early Autumn, Covid-19 permitting.
If you've never seen one, give it a go!
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The 'Eric' phenomenon is now coming to IPSWICH! A COMEDY OF ERIC'S will be performing at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich from 04-07 November 2020. A video trailer for the show can be seen below.
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If you haven't seen it already go now to the ERIC'S BLOG page. One of the items there is an opportunity to be part of a group recording of HI HO SILVER LING. Below is the backing track. Play it and sing along with it as you video yourself on your phone and then e-mail the result to to be included in the greatest pop video of all time?
The Eric shows are filled with comedy...
...and lots of great 60s songs.
We've done everything from
ERIC'S CHRISTMAS PARTY...
...to CARRY ON ERIC.
...and into history and literature with
A COMEDY OF ERIC'S
(see what we did there?)...
...and the response is always great because the audiences at the New Vic are amazing!
One of the show's biggest fans, England World Cup winning goalkeeper, Gordon Banks, alongside one of his biggest fans.
We've dipped into television with DOWNTOWN ABBEY...