Karl Sydow, Trademark Films and Anthology Theatre present the Watermill Theatre Production of Spike, by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.
It’s the booming 50s, and Britain is in the clutches of Goon mania as men, women and children across the country scramble to get their ear to a radio for another instalment of The Goon Show. While Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe get down to the serious business of becoming overnight celebrities, fellow Goon and chief writer Spike finds himself testing the boundaries of comedy, and testing the patience of the BBC.
Will Spike’s determination to find the funny elevate The Goons to soaring new heights, or will everything come crashing down with the stroke of a potato peeler?
Spike is an absurdly funny new play by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman (writers of The Wipers Times, Trial By Laughter and A Bunch of Amateurs) that delves into the inner workings of one of our most unique and brilliantly irreverent comedy minds.
Extracts from The Goons used with the kind permission of Spike Milligan Productions.
Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 September
Evenings at 7.30pm; Wednesday & Saturday matinees at 2.30pm