Event Ying Tong : A Walk With the Goons
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Venue Playhouse, Melbourne, VIC
Umbrella Event MTC Season 2007
First Date 20 June 2007
Opening Date 23 June 2007
Last Date 28 July 2007
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description A Goon Show is underway but Spike Milligan is losing his lines. He falls down. He wakes up. Spike's been institutionalised. Undeterred, he writes anyway, under his hospital bed sheets, typing incessantly. But no civilised member of society can write like this: Catholic and Jewish leprechauns keep interrupting. And why do they look awfully like his fellow Goons, Peter Sellars, and Harry Secombe?
The problem is Spike can't write anymore. It's 1959 but it's war, you see - Spike's marbles have been stolen by Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Comedy
Subjects Entertainers
Humour
Mental Illness
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Jonathan Biggins Actor
Tony Harvey Actor
David James Actor
Geoff Kelso Actor
Emma Beaurepaire Assistant Stage Manager
Michael Scott-Mitchell Designer
Richard Cottrell Director
Kyle Rowling Fight Director
Damien Cooper Lighting Designer
Roy Smiles Playwright
Paul Charlier Sound Designer Effects
Jeremy Silver Sound Designer
John Reid Stage Manager
Jeremy Powell Voice Coach
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Works
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
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Event Identifier 71138