Zoe Cagan, co-scriptwriter and actor explained why the students were performing this play. She said “As part of our Popular Performance seminar, we were set the task of writing a short sitcom in the style of the 1960s, and we chose to take inspiration from The Goons. This was because we took a particular shine to the off the wall style of Spike Milligan’s writing and to the outrageous plot lines and themes to the shows. Peter Seller’s vast range of voices and Harry Secombe’s amazing talent for sound effects were all factors which motivated us to create our own slice of radio sitcom merriment. Not only that, they all sounded like they were having so much fun whilst entertaining the nation and we wanted to have that experience, too”.
Over the years, many people have attempted to emulate the type of comedy made famous by the Goons, but few have received critical acclaim. Ms Cagan believes that The Spoons have achieved where others have failed, and is asking the public to come along to the one-off performance on the 10th December at Kent University in Canterbury.
The short play, called "Thoughts In Your Head" is set during the Second World War and makes light of stereotypical wartime heroes and villains which seem both farcical and comical compared to similar slapstick performances today.
For those who are unable to make the performance on the 10th December, The Spoons have made the full script available for free to download for a limited time on the Amazon Kindle platform. This will enable both the public and critics to judge how successful their attempt at replicating The Goons style made popular in the 1960s has been.
To find out more about the availability of tickets for the performance on December 10th, please email Zoe Cagan at firstname.lastname@example.org. To download the script for free from Amazon.co.uk (for the next 5 days only) to read on the Kindle and other tablet and E-readers, go to http://www.amazon.co.uk/