Behind the scenes with Ying Tong | The Playhouse Theatre

Last week, we popped behind the scenes of The Playhouse Theatre’s next production – Ying Tong – which comes to the venue from 27 March 2018

Ying Tong (a walk with The Goons) tells the story of Spike Milligan’s breakdown – the pressure of writing for the incredibly popular Goon Show has driven him to a mental institution. After writing to the British Museum to “get his marbles back”, he begins to lose what’s left of his grip on reality and threatens to kill all The Goons. Will fellow Goons Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers be able to stop him?

Check out a few rehearsal images from the upcoming production starring Stewart Magrath as Spike Milligan, Graham Lee as Peter Sellers, John Myhill as Harry Secombe and Kevin Evans as Wallace Greenslade (from their rather dark rehearsal rooms!)

Ying Tong contains strong language! Tickets cost £9 and £8 for concessions. Tickets may be booked by telephoning the box office on 01604 627791(answerphone) or by emailing All details are on the theatre’s website

Photo credit: Becki Cockcroft