Big Telly Theatre Company bring their smash hit stage production of Spike Milligan’s Puckoon to the Pavilion Theatre this April.
Dún Laoghaire theatre-goers are in for a treat with the return of Puckoon, following sell-out shows that have had audiences countrywide screaming with laughter at its Goonish blend of theatrical anarchy, musical wit, and impossible plot.
Ireland 1922, and the Ulster Boundary Commission has drawn the new border straight through the small town of Puckoon. With the church separated from its own graveyard and drink now thirty percent cheaper in one corner of the pub, life in the newly divided village will never be the same again.
Directed by Zoë Seaton, this comic masterpiece is an irreverent and hilarious story which totally takes the mick, celebrates the absurd, and paints a picture of a simple life that borders on the ridiculous.
Based on the book by Spike Milligan with music by Paul Boyd.
Puckoon runs at the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire at 8pm on 7th and 8th April. Tickets cost €20 and may be reserved online.
“They say there is a thin line between insanity and genius and Big Telly’s adaptation of Spike Milligan’s novel Puckoon demonstrates how very thin that line is, and how very easy it is to jump back and forth across that line with a silly grin on one’s face.” British Theatre Guide, 2011
“It is easy see why this rumbustious romp of a show has been a huge hit barnstorming around Ireland. The wildly talented company of six actor-musicians attack Spike Milligan’s absurd comic novel with inspired physical gusto…” ★★★★ WhatsOnStage.com, 2011
“The madcap genius of Spike Milligan … a PYTHONESQUE piece of oddball entertainment” Irish Times, 2009
“LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN meets MONTY PYTHON …” Belfast Telegraph, 2009
“Clever, fast-paced … funny and HIGHLY ENTERTAINING” Irish Theatre Magazine, 2009
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