Spike & Friends for new play

Published: 29 July 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Gooning around for Spike

The cast for Spike Milligan comedy Spike has been announced for Blackpool Grand November 15–19.

Robert Wilfort (Gavin and Stacey, Bridgerton) will play Milligan, Patrick Warner (The Crown, One Man, Two Guvnors) is Peter Sellers and Jeremy Lloyd (The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Trial by Laughter) is Harry Secombe in a new play about the life and career of the comedy genius.

Comedienne and podcaster Margaret Cabourn-Smith will also reprise her role as Janet the irrepressible sound assistant.

In 1950s Britain, out of the gloom, comes Goon mania as men, women and children scramble to get their ear to a wireless for another anarchic instalment of The Goon Show.

The play comes from co-writers Ian Hislop (BBC’s Have I Got News For You team captain and editor of Private Eye) and Nick Newman (writer and satirical cartoonist).

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