A cel­e­bra­tion of Spike Mil­li­gan

Rochdale Observer - - YOUR VIEWS READER’S PICTURE -

THE premiere of the stage ver­sion of a pop­u­lar BBC Ra­dio 4 pro­gramme star­ring comic Spike Mil­li­gan will be per­formed at the Cur­tain Theatre.

Ham­ble­don Pro­duc­tions are cel­e­brat­ing 100 years of Spike Mil­li­gan with a re­vival of The Mil­li­gan Pa­pers by Spike’s long-stand­ing col­lab­o­ra­tor John An­trobus.

The script has been up­dated and adapted for a mod­ern-day au­di­ence by ac­tor and play­wright John Hewer, who takes John An­trobus’ role.

John said: “It starts a bit straight-laced and for­mal-look­ing, with a replica set of a BBC record­ing stu­dio of the era, but then, from the very first line, it’s clear that com­edy is key.

“2018 marks Spike’s cen­te­nary, so we’re lucky to be pro­duc­ing this show which cel­e­brates his unique sense of hu­mour.

“I’m lucky to have teamed up with Jeremy Smith and Christo­pher Peters, and we’re joined by the Katy Slater, who’s got im­pec­ca­ble comic tim­ing and vo­cal ver­sa­til­ity. The show is very much ‘the very best of’ the orig­i­nal ra­dio series.”

The Mil­li­gan Pa­pers will be staged at The Cur­tain Theatre at 7.30pm on Oc­to­ber 20. Tick­ets cost £10.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit cur­tainthe­atre rochdale.co.uk

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