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SPIKE

A Watermill Theatre Production Suitable for ages 10+ | Contains strong language, references to suicide, Loud bangs, strobe lighting, and the use of prop cigarettes and guns on stage.
4 - 8 October 2022 Salisbury Playhouse, Main House
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Tuesday 4th October - 8th October 2022

SPIKE 

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. 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? 

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. 

Cast includes Stephen Fry who will be the voice of the 'BBC Announcer'.  

Extracts from The Goons used with the kind permission of Spike Milligan Productions.

 

★★★★  "A fast-paced, capering production" The Guardian

★★★★★​ 'A fascinating Insight into an era of British Comedy'  West End Best Friend  

★★★★ 'A feast of nostalgic fun that will delight audiences of all ages' spyinthestalls 

 

Running Time: 2hrs 10 mins

Please note this performance contains strong language, references to suicide, Loud bangs, strobe lighting, and the use of prop cigarettes and guns on stage.

Booking Details

Tickets from £15

If you need assistance booking or have access requirements, please email  ticketsales@wiltshirecreative.co.uk  

 

SINGLE MEMBERS 

Single Members receive 10% off up to 1 ticket for this production, on Friday nights performance. 

JOINT MEMBERS AND ABOVE 

Joint Members receive 10% off up to 2 tickets on Friday night performances.

 

MULTI-BUY

Book for three or more Main House productions at Salisbury Playhouse at the same time and save 15%! Members save 20%.

(Shows included: WHEN DARKNESS FALLS, SPIKE, THE WELLSPRING, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, GOOD LUCK STUDIO)

 

*All discounts apply only on the top two price bands only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. For the multibuy, productions must be booked in the same transaction. Discount does not apply in retrospect.

Access Performances

Audio Described   Audio Described performances 

(a live narrator describes the action on stage between the dialogue, via headphones)

Thursday 6th October 2022 at 2.15pm

 

BSL  British Sign Language Performances 

(A BSL interpreter will stand in a visible position and interpret the spoken and heard elements of the performance.)

Friday 7th October 2022 at 7.30pm

 

Captioned Performance  Captioned Performances

(speech is relayed live onto a screen, similar to television subtitles and ideal for those who may find it difficult hearing every word)

Friday 7th October 2022 at 7.30pm

Tickets and times

  • Tuesday 4th October
    7:30pm
  • Wednesday 5th October
    7:30pm
  • Thursday 6th October
    2:15pm
    Audio Described  
  • Thursday 6th October
    7:30pm
  • Friday 7th October
    7:30pm
    BSL Signed Performance   Captioned Performance  
  • Saturday 8th October
    2:15pm
  • Saturday 8th October
    7:30pm