A PLAY to celebrate the life of one of the UK's most popular comedian will be taking place in Wrexham.

The play, titled 'Morecambe' - which is based on the life of comedian, Eric Morecambe - will be held at the Grove Park Theatre between February 27 until March 7.

It forms a hilarious and incredibly emotional insight - by taking its audience back to 1984 to join the much-loved comedian, for the penultimate stop on his heavenward journey, reminiscing before dancing off into immortality.

The audience will learn more about Mr Morecambe's family - which includes his mother, Sadie, his wife Joan and, of course, his friend and comedy partner, Ernie Wise.

Having won a 2009 Scotsman Fringe First Award for 'innovation and outstanding new writing' - a subsequent West End production of Morecambe was also awarded the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.

Director, Ray Ledsham, said: "It has been a delight to bring to the stage the life story of a national treasure.

"Eric's journey from a tentative boy to his untimely death reveal his roles as a son, husband, best friend and ultimately Britain's best loved comedian as we have never seen them before."

Tickets are now available to purchase via www.groveparktheatre.co.uk

Tickets are priced at £10 per adult (£8 for the first three performances) and £5.50 per child - who are aged 16 and under (£5 for the first three performances).