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SPIKE

October 11 - 15, 2022

A fast-paced, capering production

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Why See SPIKE?

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NEW FROM IAN HISLOP AND NICK NEWMAN

"I'm not acting crazy. I'm the genuine article."

Fresh from its premiere at the prestigious Watermill Theatre, this brand new play from Ian Hislop and Nick Newman comes to a stage near you this year. Exploring the story of one of our most unique comedians, SPIKE finds the titular Mr Milligan at the very height of Goon mania when the irreverent comedy show rules the airwaves. While Harry Seacombe and Peter Sellers are more interested in their newfound fame, Spike is busy trying to re-create the very foundations of comedy. But will this obsession pay off? Or will it spell doom for the Goons?

With Olivier winner John Dagleish as Spike and the voice of Stephen Fry as the BBC announcer, this very funny new play offers an insight into the comedy pioneer, from his great heights to his infamous nadirs. Note this one down in your diaries!

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Dates

Opening night: 11 October 2022

Audience

10+ Contains strong language, references to suicide, Loud bangs, strobe lighting, and the use of prop cigarettes and guns on stage.

Run time

Two hours and 10 minutes with a 20 minute intermission

COVID 19 SECURE

You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Robert Wilfort as Spike Milligan
Patrick Warner as Peter Sellers
Jeremy Lloyd as Harry Secombe
Margaret Cabourn-Smith as Janet
James Mack as Denis Main-Wilson/Peter Eton
Ellie Morris as June
Robert Mountford as BBC Executive 
Peter Dukes as BBC Announcer
Tesni Kujore as Myra 
Sam Ducane as Doctor

Creative

Directed by Peter Hart
Design by Katie Lias
Lighting design by Rory Beaton
Composed by Tayo Akinbode
Sound design by Tom Marshall
Anjali Mehra as movement director
Ruth Sullivan as the Foley sound consultant 

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