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Milligan Royalty and The Bucket of Goon – tonight!

Milligan Royalty and The Bucket of Goon – tonight!

On March 7, 2015, Posted by , In The Goon Show LIVE! News & Updates, With Comments Off on Milligan Royalty and The Bucket of Goon – tonight!

Tonight’s the night of our first show of 2015… on Sydney’s North Shore at the Warrawee Bowling Club and Function Centre.

To celebrate our return to Warrawee (it was such a huge success in 2014 that they asked us back) we’ve invited a very special guest – he’s Milligan Royalty; Desmond Patrick Milligan, Spike’s brother!

Patrick Milligan (left) with Rob Queree who plays Spike in The Goon Show LIVE!

Patrick Milligan (left) with Rob Queree who plays Spike in The Goon Show LIVE!

Patrick’s very full life (he’s in his eighties now) includes a stint with Fairfax newspaper The Sun, founding founding PACT Theatre in Sydney along with the ABC’s Bob Allnutt as well as fighting in the Italian and North African campaigns in WWII, just as his brother did. He also has several books to his name including the best seller Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall.

Patrick’s every bit a Milligan, and he’s coming along to tonight’s show, which features Spike’s famous episodes Lurgi Strikes Britain and  The Phantom Head Shaver.

Another exciting feature of tonight’s show (and the next 2 shows on the 14th and 21st March), is our Bucket of Goon!  At the end of the night, the cast of The Goon Show LIVE! are going to be challenged with a mystery episode, which will be drawn from a bucket by an audience member; they will only have 5 minutes to get their scripts ready! Every night will be different because we’ll be removing the episode that is performed from The Bucket of Goon on subsequent nights.

So come along and meet Patrick… it’s going to be a hoot!

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