John Dagleish to star in SPIKE at the Watermill Theatre

Full casting has been announced for SPIKE, a new comedy by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. The show will premiere at The Watermill from Thursday 27 January – Saturday 5 March.

About the show, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman said, 

Writing Spike gave us the opportunity to celebrate the genius of the founding father of modern comedy, explore what inspired him and steal all his jokes”.

John Dagleish will lead the cast as Spike Milligan with Stephen Fry voicing the BBC Announcer at The Watermill from Thursday 27 January – Saturday 5 March. Also joining the cast are Margaret Cabourn-Smith as Janet, George Kemp as Peter Sellers, Jeremy Lloyd as Harry Secombe, James MAck as Denis Main-Wilson/Peter Eton, Ellie Morris as June and Robert Mountford as BBC Executive.

“SPIKE” is directed by Watermill Artistic Director Paul Hart, with design by Katie Lias, lighting design by Rory Beaton. The Composer is Tayo Akinbode with sound design by Tom Marshall, Ruth Sullivan is the Foley Sound Consultant. Anjali Mehra is Movement Director and Robert Kirby is the Associate Director. The stage management team consists of Alice Barber as DSM, with Natalie Toney and Natalia Kheldouni as ASMs.

Paul Hart Artistic Director at The Watermill said,

It’s been great to work with Ian and Nick on this homage to one of the most iconic voices in modern comedy. The play will commemorate twenty years since his death (he’s still ill then??) and will be equally good fun to those who know the Goons and to audiences who are new to Spike’s distinctive brand of humour. And how we all need a laugh at the moment!”

SPIKE will open the 2022 spring season at the Watermill Theatre. 


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