“Absolutely, utterly, 100% unmissable!”
The Goon Show Preservation Society (GSPS)

 

Relive the lunacy of Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe as Seagoon, Eccles, Bluebottle, Major Bloodnok and Minnie uncover the dark secret of THE HOUSE OF TEETH, while a devilish case of Government misspending reveals a seemingly impossible invention in THE JET-PROPELLED GUIDED NAAFI.

Birmingham Comedy Festival and Fred Theatre present a rare chance to see two classic Milligan radio scripts performed on stage, complete with full cast, live sound effects and jazz band.

The cast (pictured) includes Richard Usher as Sellers, Mark Earby as Spike, Stephan Bessant as Secombe, and Phil Hemming as Wallace Greenslade/ The Announcer.

The Goon Show re-wrote the rules of British comedy during the 1950s, attracting radio audiences of around seven million and paving the way for Monty Python, Eddie Izzard, Steve Coogan and The Mighty Boosh—and they can still be heard on BBC radio today, 60 years later!

A sell-out success at 2014’s Birmingham Comedy Festival, the show can be seen at Stratford-upon Avon’s Bear Pit Theatre (Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 February 2017, Wed, Thu, Fri 7.30pm, Thu 2.30pm), followed by performances at mac Birmingham (Saturday 11 February, 2.30pm and 7.30pm), and Shrewsbury’s Henry Tudor House (Sunday 12 February, 8pm).

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