Spike Milligan’s brother to visit Blue Mountains

The Goon Show LIVE!: (l-r) Simon Lenthen as Harry Secombe, Robin Queree as Spike Milligan and John Stretton as Peter Sellers. Photo: David Hill, Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism

The Goon Show LIVE!: (l-r) Simon Lenthen as Harry Secombe, Robin Queree as Spike Milligan and John Stretton as Peter Sellers. Photo: David Hill, Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism

By Entertainment Blue Mountains

Patrick Milligan, the young brother of “Spike”, will visit the Blue Mountains for Yulefest this weekend.

He will attend the opening night of The Goon Show LIVE! at the Clarendon Guesthouse at Katoomba on Saturday, June 28.

The Goon Show LIVE! is the perfect comedy entertainment, with high energy and snappy one-liners you will be quoting for days, weeks and months to come.

The show is based on the original BBC broadcasts which starred Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. As well as the original scripts, the shows include specially engineerd unique sound effects.

With a talented cast, this show will appeal to everyone who loves British comedy.

Click HERE for more information or to book a seat at The Goon Show LIVE! dinner show at Katoomba during Yulefest.

Show producer Bryan Cutts of Entertainment Blue Mountains said: “Being `Milligan royalty’, it is wonderful that he accepted our invitation to see a recreation of one of his brother’s most famous accomplishments.”

Born in Burma in 1925, Patrick (he prefers that to his first name Desmond) fought in World War II before studying fine arts at Goldsmith College, London, and working as an artist and author.

Milligan migrated to Australia in the early 1950s and worked at The Sun newspaper in Sydney for more than 30 years, finishing his career as director of the art department.

He also had a long involvement with theatre in Australia. He helped establish with Bob Allnutt an experimental drama theatre based at the Sydney City Council’s Sussex St premises and was also associated with Spikefest.

At 88 years young, Patrick is an energetic character who has dedicated himself to the work of Milligan archivist during the past few years.

Recently he has given talks about the Milligan family, showing photos including some from Burma and India where he and his brother spent some of their boyhood.

Patrick Milligan will give one such talk at the Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, at 11am on Sunday, June 29. The talk will be for about an hour and include a question and answer session. Cost: free.

Read a feature story about Patrick Milligan which appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald in 2010 HERE.

 

 

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