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Spike

Author(s): Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
Company: Watermill Theatre
Running time: 2h 10min approx

It’s the booming fifties, and Britain is in the clutches of Goonmania as men, women and children across the country scramble to get their ear to a wireless for another hilarious and madcap instalment of The Goon Show.

While Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers get down to the serious business of becoming overnight celebrities, fellow Goon and chief writer Spike Milligan finds himself pushing the boundaries of comedy and testing the patience of the BBC.

Will Spike’s dogged obsession with finding the funny elevate The Goons to soaring new heights, or will the whole thing come crashing down with the stroke of a potato peeler?

Performances

Malvern Theatres, Malvern
Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
New Theatre, Cardiff

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