I Told You I Was Ill
A homage to Spike Milligan with three short, comic, poignant and surreal dramas and poetic intervals. Hosted by John Hegley and recorded live in Hull in 2018.
I Told You I Was Ill - A tribute to Spike Milligan
In 2018, the centenary year of his birth, this was a special homage to Spike Milligan. Three writers respond to Milligan’s style, his work, his legacy. Hosted by comic poet and singer John Hegley.
1. Going, Going, Goon by Toby Hadoke - Spike is called to a Heaven he doesn't believe in, in a synthesis of fact, fantasy and supposition.
2. 2 Clowns, 1 Trumpet by Lee Mattinson - combines clownery and childhood in a bizarre birthday party.
3. Deadline by Jessica Hynes. Hynes stars as a writer on the edge of a nervous breakdown as she attempts to reach her deadline.
Performed live at the University of Hull’s Middleton Hall in 2018 as part of 'Contains Strong Language', a season of poetry and performance from Hull.
Trumpeter - Simon Desbruslais