2018 Edinburgh Fringe

A Sockful Of Custard

  • Theatre
  • 8pm (80 mins)
  • 1-12, 14-19 & 21-27 Aug
  • Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
  • £10 - £12.50
A Sockful Of Custard. Image shows from L to R: Jeremy Stockwell, Chris Larner
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23: Pleasance Dome
Room: AceDome

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Jeremy Stockwell and Chris Larner celebrate British comedy legend Spike Milligan with 90 minutes of laughs, songs, philosophy and utter, utter silliness. Milligan - a man of great sensitivity, insight and comedic invention - redefined the landscape of British comedy on stage, TV and radio. In the year of Spike's 100th birthday, Stockwell and Larner sift through the madness and find only more of it. Playing Spike and those who surrounded him, they explore his invention, delight in his influence and look to discover what made him tick. Some nonsense here to cure a crazy world.

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The Times, 12th August 2018

A tribute to Spike Milligan

An article about Spike Milligan, written by Jeremy Stockwell who is performing in the tribute show A Sockful of Custard.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd August 2018

Goon fans pay tribute to Spike Milligan's mayhem

The Fear of Wages. Napoleon's Piano. Dr Jekyll and Mr Crun. A Sockful of Custard. Spike Milligan devotees will probably recognise these titles of The Goon Show, the series that changed the face of British comedy in the Fifties.

In fact one of the titles is fake, having been created by a pair of fiftysomething fanboys as a tribute to Milligan on the centenary of his birth.

A Sockful of Custard is written and performed by Chris Larner and Jeremy Stockwell and opens on the Fringe. It has been a labour of love, not least because the two men have had no access to any original Milligan material.

Mike Wade, The Times, 30th July 2018

Fringe 2018 - A Sockful of Custard

In this the centenary year of Spike Milligan's birth, Chris Larner and Jeremy Stockwell celebrate the life and work of this British comedy legend with laughs, songs, philosophy and utter, utter silliness.

Chloe Nelkin, The Edinburgh Reporter, 25th July 2018

Edinburgh 2018: Lyn Gardner's guide for what to see

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Lyn Gardner, The Independent, 6th June 2018

Performances

Date Time Venue
1st Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
2nd Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
3rd Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
4th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
5th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
6th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
7th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
8th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
9th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
10th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
11th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
12th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
14th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
15th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
16th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
17th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
18th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
19th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
21st Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
22nd Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
23rd Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
24th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
25th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
26th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)
27th Aug 20:00 Pleasance Dome (AceDome)

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