But the show also charts the zigzag progress of Milligan's mad war. Accused of joining his unit three months late in , he announces: "I'll make up for it — I'll fight nights, as well.
Any whiff of wartime nostalgia, induced by hearing songs such as Lay That Pistol Down Babe and Honeysuckle Rose, is subverted by Milligan's faultless eye and ear for the prevailing craziness. At one point he is left, like some submerged Beckettian derelict, to guard a hole in the ground; at another, he hears a regimental sergeant major bark: "Silence when you're speaking to an officer.
My only cavil about the production is that it could acknowledge the audience more through the choreographed spontaneity that was Joan Littlewood's hallmark. But Sholto Morgan, who combines mischief with a hint of delirium, is a wonderful Spike. He and Matthew Devereaux, Dominic Gerrard, William Findley and David Morley Hale have the priceless ability to switch from comic sketches to music-making at the drop of a tin hat. I searched every compartment, but he wasn't on the train.
No ammunition' to the landing at Algiers in 'I closed my eyes and faced the sun.
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I fell down a hatchway'. Filled with bathos, pathos and gales of ribald laughter, this is a barely sane helping of military goonery and superlative Milliganese.
A great man' Stephen Fry Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show.
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Until his death in , he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories. Spike Milligan.
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Spike Milligan — was a famous British comedian, poet, writer and musician. His wild imagination and madcap humour had a timeless appeal that continues to delight audiences of all ages to this day.
Spike Terence Alan was born to British parents in India, where his father, an army captain, was stationed in Poona Pune. During his time in the army he joined the Bill Hall Trio and performed for the troops. He has written several story books and poetry for children.
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His novels include Puckoon, and he produced seven volumes of war memoirs. Badjelly the Witch, which Spike wrote for his daughter Jane, was first published in Our Lists. View all online retailers Find local retailers. Read more.
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