Another Goon Show production
The Goon Show is was and is still cultishly popular all over the Globe, especially in the UK. So it’s no surprise to see another Goons production being staged as part of the upcoming Birmingham Comedy Festival in October 2014.
As the Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre website proclaims…
Relive the lunacy of Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe as Seagoon, Eccles, Bluebottle, Major Bloodnok and Minnie become embroiled in the case of the heinous PHANTOM HEAD SHAVER (OF BRIGHTON), and tell a terrifying tale of family greed and murder in (pause for dramatic effect), THE CANAL!
A rare chance to see two classic Milligan radio scripts performed on stage, complete with live sound effects and jazz band. The Goon Show re-wrote the rules of British comedy during the 1950s, attracting radio audiences of nearly two 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!
Winners of Best Studio/Fringe Production (Central Region) The Public Reviews 2014
Old Joint Stock Theatre Company in association with Birmingham Comedy Festival
Written by Spike Milligan
Directed by Robert F. Ball
We wish we could be there… ah well.
At least is proves that The Goon Show is here to stay.