Following a sell-out, critically acclaimed run at The Watermill, Spike will be touring the UK this autumn with Oliver Award-winning actor John Dagleish reprising his role as Spike Milligan.
“I’m not acting crazy. I’m the genuine article.”
It’s 1950s austerity Britain, and out of the gloom comes Goon mania as men, women and children across the country scramble to get their ear to a wireless for another 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 finds himself pushing the boundaries of comedy, and testing the patience of the BBC.
Flanked by his fellow Goons and bolstered by the efforts of irrepressible sound assistant Janet, Spike takes a flourishing nosedive off the cliffs of respectability and mashes up his haunted past to create the comedy of the future. His war with Hitler may be over, but his war with Auntie Beeb - and ultimately himself - has just begun.
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?
SPIKE will be touring to;
Tuesday 6 - Saturday 10 September
Malvern Festival Theatre
Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17 September
Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford
Tuesday 20 - Saturday 24 September
Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 October
Theatre Royal, Brighton
Tuesday 11 - Saturday 15 October
Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 October
Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 November
Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 November
Tuesday 15 - Saturday 19 November
New Theatre, Cardiff
Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 November
HOW TO BOOK
For more information and to book tickets, please visit the website for SPIKE The Play (spiketheplay.com)
The Watermill is not managing bookings for SPIKE on tour.