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Tue 01 Mar 2022

A special fundraising event for The Watermill Theatre

An Audience with Ian Hislop and Nick Newman

Tuesday 1 March at 2pm

Following recent successes at The Watermill Theatre with their plays A Bunch of Amateurs, The Wipers Times and Trial by Laughter, co-writers Ian Hislop and Nick Newman return to talk about their latest project, SPIKE - a new comedy about the life and career of Spike Milligan.

From a writing collaboration that began when they were both in their teens at Ardingly College in West Sussex, Ian (writer, journalist, and editor of Private Eye) and Nick (writer and satirical cartoonist) have developed a professional partnership covering more than 30 years. 

During this insightful event, the duo will talk about what drew them to Spike Milligan’s story, as well as their approach to collaborative playwriting. Ian and Nick will also be joined by a member of the SPIKE creative team, who will share a ‘behind the scenes’ insight into the process of bringing their ambitious script to life in the rehearsal room.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from Ian and Nick, about the journey they’ve taken to get this absurdly funny play ready for audiences.


“I’m not acting crazy. I’m the genuine article.” Spike Milligan

There will be a question and answer session at the end of the talk.

Tickets from £23


Performance Information

Running time: TBC


Dine with us

The restaurant is open from 12 noon for lunch and cream teas are available after the event. Please make your reservation in advance online at www.watermill.org.uk or with the Box Office on 01635 46044.

Visit our Food & Drink page for more information and menus.

This is a fundraising event for The Watermill Theatre, which is a registered charity. Charity no: 261430.