By Ryan Thompson

The landscape of British comedy changed dramatically in 1951 when The Goon Show burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Home Service. The classic radio comedy will be live on stage at Salisbury Playhouse in September.

Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and co. brought a brand of surreal, chaotic humour to the radio unlike anything that had been heard before and revolutionised the way radio comedy was produced.

With its bizarre characters, fantastical plots and hilarious running jokes, The Goon Show captured the imagination of the British public and made household names of its three main stars, all of whom would go on to achieve fame across the globe. The show’s impact is still felt today with comedians such as Eddie Izzard citing the show as a major influence.

From the producers of the critically acclaimed Round the Horne, the touring production of The Goon Show is set to delight audiences when it comes to Salisbury.

The Goon Show runs in the Main House of Salisbury Playhouse from Tuesday 4 to Saturday September 8.

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