SPIKE

Grand Theatre Main Auditorium,

7:30pm

  • Strong Language
  • Smoking
  • Gun or Gunshot
  • Flashing Lighting or Strobes
Tuesday
15 Nov, 7:30pm
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Wednesday
16 Nov, 2:00pm
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Wednesday
16 Nov, 7:30pm
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Thursday
17 Nov, 2:00pm
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Thursday
17 Nov, 7:30pm
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Friday
18 Nov, 7:30pm
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Saturday
19 Nov, 2:00pm
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Saturday
19 Nov, 7:30pm
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Overview

Karl Sydow, Trademark Films and Anthology Theatre present the Watermill Theatre Production of 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.

 

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

 

Age guidance: Recommended 10+

 

Guidance on Content: Contains strong language, references to suicide, Loud bangs, strobe lighting, and the use of prop cigarettes and guns on stage.

 

View the trailer for SPIKE here.

 

If you love Drama, see what else we have coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre this season HERE

Show information

Estimated run time: 2 hrs 10 mins

  • Strong Language

  • Smoking

  • Gun or Gunshot

  • Flashing Lighting or Strobes

Ticket Prices

Starting from

£17.50

65+

£3 off

Under 18s

£3 off

18 to 26s

£13.50

1894 Club | SILVER

£4 off

1894 Club | GOLD

£5 off

1894 Club | DIAMOND

£7 off

Friends of The Grand

£3 off

Groups 10+

£4 off

Groups 50+

£5 off

Groups 100+

£7 off

SPIKE