Spike Prod Shot

SPIKE

Live at
Theatre Royal Brighton
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Tue 11 Oct - Sat 15 Oct 2022
  Tickets available from £13.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.80
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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Theatre Royal Brighton

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Tue 11 Oct - Sat 15 Oct 2022
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Tue - Sat at 19:45
Thu 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

Theatre Royal Brighton

New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Brighton Rail Station
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.
There are bars on every level who can take orders for interval drinks.
There is a cloakroom available at this venue.

Theatre Royal Brighton has entertained audiences for over 214 years. This Grade II* listed building is one of the oldest theatres in the country and continues to delight audiences with pre and post West End shows.

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Theatre Royal Brighton

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Tue 11 Oct - Sat 15 Oct 2022
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Tue - Sat at 19:45
Thu and Sat at 14:30
For group bookings of 10 or more: