SPIKE - By Ian Hislop & Nick NewmanSPIKE - By Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
"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 is an absurdly funny new play by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman (The Wipers Times, Trial By Laughter, A Bunch of Amateurs) that delves into the inner workings of one of our most unique and brilliantly irreverent comedy minds.
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★★★★
“A fast-paced, capering production”
The Guardian

★★★★
“very silly indeed”
The Financial Times

★★★★
“If you liked the Goons you will love it”
Sunday Times

GALLERY

    2022 TOUR DATES

    6 - 10 SEP
    Cheltenham Everyman
    13 - 17 Sep
    Malvern Festival Theatre
    20 - 24 Sep
    Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford
    27 Sep - 1 Oct
    Oxford Playhouse
    4 - 8 Oct
    Salisbury Playhouse
    11 - 15 Oct
    Theatre Royal, Brighton
    25 - 29 Oct
    Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
    1 - 5 Nov
    Kings Theatre, Glasgow
    8 - 12 Nov
    Richmond Theatre
    15 - 19 Nov
    Blackpool Grand
    22 - 26 Nov
    New Theatre, Cardiff