Spike

From 7:30PM, Tuesday, October 18, 2022 to 7:30PM, Saturday, October 22, 2022

Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

It's 1950s austerity Britain, and out of the gloom comes 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. While Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers get down to the serious business of becoming overnight celebrities, fellow Goon and chief writer Spike Milligan 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? **** Sunday Times "If you liked the Goons you will love it" **** The Financial Times "very silly indeed"



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18 October 2022 Tuesday Book Online
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7:30PM

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19 October 2022 Wednesday Book Online
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7:30PM

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20 October 2022 Thursday Book Online
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2:00PM

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20 October 2022 Thursday Book Online
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7:30PM

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21 October 2022 Friday Book Online
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7:30PM

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22 October 2022 Saturday Book Online
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2:30PM

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22 October 2022 Saturday Book Online
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7:30PM

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