Surviving Spike

Surviving Spike

Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2008

Surviving Spike is an intimate glance into the personal life of Spike Milligan by Norma Farnes - his agent, manager and confidante for 36 years - and the only person who ever really knew him. Encompassing the surreal comedy for which he was renowned, Spike's extraordinary life is seen through Norma's eyes as this play reveals the tormented character that hid behind the public façade.

This brand new production is written by Richard Harris - best known for his classic theatre comedy hits Outside Edge, Stepping Out, Party Piece and The Last Laugh, as well as his numerous award-winning TV series including Shoestring, A Touch of Frost and The Last Detective.

Starring as Spike Milligan and making his dramatic stage debut - Michael Barrymore, one of this country's biggest ever light entertainment stars . He is no stranger to serious acting however, having made his acting debut in the award winning TV hit Bob Martin. Joining him will be Jill Halfpenny who will play the role of Norma Farnes.

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Surviving Spike

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