Tour synopsis, cast & creatives

"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. 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. 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?
Approximate runtime 2 hours 10 minutes.
Age Advisory: 10+ Contains strong language, references to suicide, loud bangs, strobe lighting and the use of prop cigarettes and gun


Robert Wilfort (Spike), Patrick Warner (Sellers), Jeremy Lloyd (Secombe), Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Janet)


Author(s): Ian Hislop, Nick Newman
Presented by(s): Karl Sydow, Trademark Films, Anthology Theatre (the Watermill Theatre Production)

Tour details for Spike 2022

Between 6th September 2022 and 26th November 2022 this tour will visit 12 venues in; Cheltenham, Malvern, Guildford, Oxford, Salisbury, Brighton, Darlington, Aylesbury, Glasgow, Outer London, Blackpool and Cardiff.
Current and future dates only.

Dates for Spike (Play) tour

Tue, 6th September 2022 to Sat, 10th September 2022
  Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham»

Tue, 13th September 2022 to Sat, 17th September 2022
  Malvern Theatres, Malvern»

Tue, 20th September 2022 to Sat, 24th September 2022
  Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford»

Tue, 27th September 2022 to Sat, 1st October 2022
  The Playhouse, Oxford»

Tue, 4th October 2022 to Sat, 8th October 2022
  Playhouse, Salisbury»

Tue, 11th October 2022 to Sat, 15th October 2022
  Theatre Royal, Brighton» - 1 suppliers available

Tue, 18th October 2022 to Sat, 22nd October 2022
  Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre), Darlington»

Tue, 25th October 2022 to Sat, 29th October 2022
  Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury»

Tue, 1st November 2022 to Sat, 5th November 2022
  King's Theatre, Glasgow»

Tue, 8th November 2022 to Sat, 12th November 2022
  Richmond Theatre, Outer London»

Tue, 15th November 2022 to Sat, 19th November 2022
  Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool»

Mon, 21st November 2022 to Sat, 26th November 2022
  New Theatre, Cardiff»
{*} = Tickets and/or offers available

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