YOU WON'T SUCCEED ON BROADWAY IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY JEWS
Previews from 25th August, opens 27th August 2015. Ends 5th September 2015.
80 years of Jewish composers and their contributions to Broadway musicals
are celebrated in this transfer from Tel Aviv.
From Gershwin and Berlin to Jason Robert Brown, a celebration of the people
who shaped a global phenomenon.
"The Studio" schedule:
See www.stjamestheatre.co.uk for details of productions.
Friday 30th October, Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November 2015
The Ministry of Entertainment Limited presents the world stage premiere of Spike
Milligan and Ronnie Barker’s legendary comedy:
THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY
BLOWER OF OLD LONDON TOWN
The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town was the final Goons Show BBC
radio script, conceived and written by “the Godfather of modern comedy” Spike
Milligan. It was to have starred Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Milligan -The
Goons - but Sellers’ Hollywood career had taken off with The Pink Panther movies
and so it was never recorded by them.
The script was later adapted by Milligan and British comedy great, Ronnie
Barker, as an eight-part serial story and it appeared in 1976 on The Two Ronnies
TV comedy show.
Now the Ministry of Entertainment is bringing the Milligan/Barker script to the
stage as Spike Milligan originally intended – performed by The Goons. The
Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town will also include previously unused
material from the abandoned Goon Show, for fans and a whole new generation to
From the darkest annals of Victorian England, comes a lurid tale of folks,
jokes... and cloaks! Chaos and comedy abound when a lone madman stalks the
streets of foggy London, bringing discomfort and disgust to everyone, in
probably the most outrageous way imaginable to man (...and it’s not
Jack-the-Ripper - he’s away on a course!).
It is directed by Danny Greenstone as a fast-paced live radio show, with David
Boyle, Lee Moone and Steve Elias in the roles originally created for Sellers,
Milligan and Secombe. They are joined in the madness by James Petherick as the
Announcer, Jodie Jacobs as The Girl, and of course The Phantom himself… to be
played by a nightly mystery celebrity guest!
All proceeds from the world stage premiere gala performance of The Phantom
Raspberry Blower of Old London Town on Friday 30th October 2015, will be donated
to youth charity The Prince’s Trust, which helps unemployed young people into
work or training.
Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 8pm
Studio Floor £22.50
Studio Gallery £25
Studio Upper Gallery £22.50
Studio Standing £15