Spike Milligan’s Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall
Tue 2 - Sat 6 March 2010
’s celebrated war memoirs are brought to anarchic life in this critically acclaimed touring production at Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 2 March to Saturday 6 March.
This epic, everyman’s odyssey through World War Two, with a cast of extraordinary characters, charts Gunner Milligan’s progress from joining the Royal Artillery through the North African and Italian campaigns. High comedy and tragedy collide, as we follow him and his ad hoc jazz quartet – complete with their famed comedy routines – adrift on the tide of great historic events.
Using Milligan’s own words, the story is told through a joyous fusion of comedy, jazz, song and dance – showing how humour, music and comradeship enabled a hapless and disparate bunch of young men to prevail against the might of the Nazi War Machine.
Songs include Chattanooga Choo Choo
, Ain’t Misbehavin’
, In the Mood
, Honeysuckle Rose
and many more.
Winner of Best Regional Production at the What's On Stage Awards 2010
‘A joyously funny, gloriously ramshackle evening’
‘Fond and faithfully barmy’
Tickets: £13.00 - £24.00 (concessions available)
Box Office: 0114 249 6000
To celebrate this wonderfully comic production coming to the Lyceum, we have a pair of tickets for the opening night to give away to one lucky Sheffield Forum user. For your chance to win, simply reply to this thread to tell us how comradeship and good humour have got you through tough times. Maybe you have a story about a great bunch of workmates, or when friends and family have rallied round during a time of difficulty? Whatever your story, we'd like to hear it. The winner will be picked at random from all replies posted by individual users after the deadline of Thursday 18 February at 10.00am. Good luck!