It’s always gratifying to have such warm responses from our The Goon Show LIVE! audiences; one gentleman after the show told us he was able to close his eyes and be transported in back in time to when we was listening to the Goons as a boy, instead of doing his homework.
What a naughty boy – althjough, we’d probably have done the same thing!
Tickets for our Yulefest Blue Mountains show are selling well, so grab your tickets while they’re hot… or steaming anyway.
The Goon Show LIVE!, it’s the Best of British Comedy.
It is a thrill to present, for one night only, Mr. Vent Thomas who toured with Spike Milligan as his Stage Director in 1984/5; one New Zealand and two Australian tours. They were Spike’s ‘Final Farewell Tour’ and ‘Second Final Farewell Tour’.
After the show, Vent will take the stage to remember some of his experiences of travelling and working with Spike. Vent says, “There are a ton of stories from those tours. Touring with Spike was of course the land of never a dull moment.”
Some of Vent’s stories include;
The time that Spike went walkabout before opening night in Canberra; a show that the Prime Minister was attending
Spike’s intolerance of journalists
The challenges of finding suitable accommodation for Spike
Why Spike had to be locked-up in the dressing rooms at the Theatre in Alice Springs
After a live interview, there will be a short Q&A.
To whet your appetite, here’s an ABC recording of Spike in his element when he played the Octagon Theatre at the University of WA in 1984. (Apologies for the quality, but well worth the time)