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About

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.

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.

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?

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car

Approach by the A316. Nearest car park to the Theatre: Old Deer Car Park, TW9 1NL - Free after 6pm

Public Transport Directions

By Bus

Bus routes 27, 33, 37, 65, and 71 all pass nearby the theatre. For more details, visit the TFL website.

 

By Train

3 Minute walk from Richmond Station. 20 Minutes from Waterloo (SW Trains), 15 minutes by tube (District Line)

Spike

Type:Comedy

Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QJ

Tel: 0844 871 7615

Opening Times

Season (8 Nov 2022 - 12 Nov 2022)
DayTimes
Tuesday - Saturday19:30
Season (9 Nov 2022)
DayTimes
Wednesday14:30
Season (12 Nov 2022)
DayTimes
Saturday14:30

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