The Goon Show heads to Winchester

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The radio comedy classic The Goon Show comes to life on Theatre Royal Winchester’s stage on Saturday 22 September.

In 1951 the landscape of British comedy changed dramatically when The Goon Show burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Home Service. Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and company brought a brand of surreal chaotic humour unlike anything that had been heard before and revolutionised the way radio comedy was produced.

With its bizarre characters, fantastical plot and hilarious running jokes, The Goon Show, captured the imagination of the British public and made household names of its three main stars, all of whom would go on to achieve fame across the globe. The show’s influence is still felt today with comedians like Eddie Izzard citing the show as a major influence.

Apollo Theatre Company and Spike Milligan Productions are proud to team up to celebrate Spike’s centenary year by bringing this timeless comedy classic to the stage in the first major theatrical production of the show in its illustrious history.

The Goon Show will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on Saturday 22 September at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the Box Office 01962 840 440.