Ying Tong - A Walk With The Goons

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Ying Tong - A Walk With The Goons is a 2004 play by English playwright and singer-songwriter Roy Smiles [1]. It is the story of Spike Milligan's [2] serious nervous breakdown, whilst writing the British radio comedy programme The Goon Show [3] in the 1950's.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2005: Staged by Pieter Toerien in his Theatre on the Bay, directed by Alan Swerdlow, with Malcolm Terrey (Spike Milligan), Graham Hopkins (Peter Sellers), Michael Richard (Harry Secombe) and John Whiteley (Wallace Greenslade). Set and lighting design by Jannie Swanepoel and sound recordings by Des Lindberg.


Pieter Toerien theatre programme (undated).

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