Robert Wilfort, known for his roles in Gavin and Stacey and Bridgerton, will play Spike Milligan while Patrick Warner is set to play Peter Sellers and you might recognise him from his roles in The Crown and One Man, Two Guvnors.
Also starring is Jeremy Lloyd, known for The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and Trial by Laughter, as he plays Harry Secombe.
Margaret Cabourn-Smith who has appeared in Motherland, Miranda and Buffering will also star in SPIKE, reprising her role as Janet.
It’s 1950s austerity Britain, and out of the gloom comes Goon mania as men, women and children across the country scramble to get their ear to a wireless for another hilariously anarchic 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.
Flanked by his fellow Goons, Spike takes a flourishing nosedive off the cliffs of respectability and mashes up his haunted past to create the comedy of the future.
SPIKE is co-written by Ian Hislop, BBC’s Have I Got News For You team captain and editor of Private Eye, and Nick Newman, writer and satirical cartoonist.
Ian Hislop said: “It’s a privilege to take SPIKE on tour, exploring the genius of Britain’s most inspirational and ground-breaking comedian. And of course, it’s another chance to steal all his jokes and pass them off as our own. Spike Milligan may be Goon, but he’s not forgotten.”
How to book tickets to see SPIKE at Blackpool Grand Theatre
If you fancy a trip to the theatre, this could be one to add to your diary.
SPIKE will be performed from Tuesday, November 15 to Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7.30pm.
Matinees will also take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2pm.
The recommended age for the performance is 10 years and over.
Ticket prices start from £17.50 and they can be booked via the Blackpool Grand Theatre website or by calling the box office on 01253 290 190. Concessions and member discounts are available.