Comedy

The Goon Show

Apollo Theatre Company In Ass wit Spike Milligan Productions Ltd Presents

Thu 18 — Sat 20 Oct

at Theatre Royal

From the producers of the critically acclaimed 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the Horne comes another radio comedy classic live on stage.

In 1951 the landscape of British comedy changed dramatically when The Goon Show burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Home Service.  Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and co. brought a brand of surreal chaotic humour 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 influence is still felt today with comedians like Eddie Izzard citing the show as a major influence.

Apollo Theatre Company and Spike Milligan Productions are proud to team up to celebrate Spike’s centenary year by bringing this timeless comedy classic to the stage in the first major theatrical production of the show in the its illustrious history.

A superb evening’s entertainment and I left the theatre wanting more

Robin Strapp, British Theatre Guide on Round the Horne

I laughed so much… I was in danger of being led out of the theatre

Linda Kirkman, Scene One on Round the Horne

Booking Information

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