By Tyler Ody
Spike Opens up at the Watermill Theartre
An absurdly funny new comedy
by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
“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.
Struggling to keep up with demand, Spike finds himself pushing the boundaries of comedy and testing the patience of the BBC. Will he elevate The Goons to new heights, or will the whole thing come crashing down with the stroke of a potato peeler?
From hit writing duo Ian Hislop and Nick Newman (The Wipers Times, Trial By Laughter) and directed by Paul Hart. Starring Olivier Award-winning actorJohn Dagleish as Spike Milligan, with Stephen Fry as the voice of the Announcer.