Spike Prod Shot

SPIKE

Live at
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
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Tue 25 Oct - Sat 29 Oct 2022
  Tickets available from £13.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.80
Comedy Play
This show does not have an interval
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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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

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Tue 25 Oct - Sat 29 Oct 2022
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
This show does not have an interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed and Sat at 14:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Why go and see it?

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

It’s the booming fifties, and Britain is in the clutches of 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.

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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?

Extracts from The Goons used with the kind permission of Spike Milligan Productions. 

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What the critics say

If you liked the Goons you will love it
- Sunday Times
very silly indeed
- Financial Times

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
Aylesbury
Our Box Office opening times for in person bookings are Monday – Sunday, opening 90mins prior to each performance and closing 15mins after the performance commences.
There is a bar on every level of the theatre, including a private bar in our Cartwright Room and Second Space.
The theatre cloakroom is located in the Stalls foyer; items can be stored in the cloakroom for £1. ATG Theatre Card members have free use of the cloakroom.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre can be found in the heart of Aylesbury. The theatre has attracted international interest in the world of construction and boasts a dynamic programme of electrifying West End productions, unparalleled comedy and the best children’s shows.

The multi-functional venue can accommodate conferences, meetings and live screenings.

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Watch the trailer

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

change
Tue 25 Oct - Sat 29 Oct 2022
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
This show does not have an interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed and Sat at 14:30
For group bookings of 10 or more: