SPIKE

SPIKE

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King's Theatre, Glasgow
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Tue 1 Nov - Sat 5 Nov 2022
Closed
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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King's Theatre, Glasgow

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Tue 1 Nov - Sat 5 Nov 2022
297 Bath St, Glasgow G2, UK
2 hours 15 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed and Sat at 14:30
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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.

SPIKE

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?

Starring Robert Wilfort (Gavin and Stacey, Bridgerton) as Spike Milligan, Patrick Warner (Peter Cook in The Crown, One Man, Two Guvnors and Play that Goes Wrong) as Peter Sellers, and Jeremy Lloyd (The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Trial by Laughter) returning to his critically acclaimed role as Harry Secombe, with Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Motherland, Miranda, Buffering) as Janet.

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

Produced by Karl Sydow, Trademark Films, & PW Productions and the Watermill Theatre.

Contains strong language, references to suicide, strobe lighting and loud noises (war sounds incl. gunshots and explosions and sudden loud music)

What the critics say

In a fabulously fast-paced and funny tribute to Spike Milligan, writers Ian Hislop and Nick Newman affectionately convey how the extraordinary Anglo-Irishman creates The Goon Show.
- Broadway World
If you liked the Goons you will love it
- Sunday Times
very silly indeed
- Financial Times

King's Theatre, Glasgow

297 Bath St, Glasgow G2, UK
Charing Cross (Glasgow)
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times. The King's Theatre, Glasgow is cashless in Box Office, all our bars, kiosks and for merchandise.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Ambassador Lounge - Pre-show & interval table service (Charge applies)
Membership Benefits - 10% off drinks

King’s Theatre Glasgow opened in 1904 and has played host to top stars and shows ever since. The King's provides Glasgow's flourishing amateur groups with a high profile stage and was the location for the opening ceremony of Glasgow's European City of Culture events in 1990. Above all, it continues to pack in appreciative audiences performance after performance and throughout the year.

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King's Theatre, Glasgow

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Tue 1 Nov - Sat 5 Nov 2022
297 Bath St, Glasgow G2, UK
2 hours 15 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed and Sat at 14:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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With an ATG+ membership, you can enjoy a host of exclusive benefits across 35+ ATG venues

Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
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