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THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY BLOWER OF OLD LONDON TOWN (Canceled)

There's a NEW Phantom in town! The West End world stage premiere of comic legends Spike Milligan & Ronnie Barker's classic TV comedy.

THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY BLOWER OF OLD LONDON TOWN (Canceled)

There's a NEW Phantom in town! The West End world stage premiere of comic legends Spike Milligan & Ronnie Barker's classic TV comedy.

£290
pledged of £ 25,000pledged of £ 25,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 3 2015
Last updated September 3, 2015

About

                           THERE’S A NEW PHANTOM IN TOWN!!!

From the darkest annals of Victorian England, comes a lurid tale of folks, jokes and cloaks… Chaos and comedy are guaranteed when a lone madman, stalks the foggy, gas-lit streets of London (…and it’s not Jack-The-Ripper; he's away on a course!), bringing discomfort and disgust, to all he encounters, in possibly the most outrageous way, imaginable to man! Nobody is safe... Not even the Queen (GOD BLESS HER).

The Ministry of Entertainment is delighted to announce the world stage premiere of Spike Milligan and Ronnie Barker's THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY BLOWER OF OLD LONDON TOWN.

This was the final script, originally conceived and written by Spike Milligan and intended as a ‘one-off special’ to reunite the legendary Goons (Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe) - the Godfather's of modern comedy. But, Seller's had gone off to be a Hollywood star and so the piece was never recorded.

THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY BLOWER OF OLD LONDON TOWN was then co-adapted by comedy legends, Milligan and Ronnie Barker, as an eight part mini TV serial for BBC TV's classic  ‘The Two Ronnies’. 

Now, with the blessing of both the Milligan & Barker estates, it comes to you live and fresh (and side-splittingly creepy).  Author Lee Moone, has adapted and written new material for a fiendishly rib-tickling stage version of this comedy classic, which includes previously unused material from the abandoned Goon Show reunion, for a whole new generation to enjoy.

But we need your help Kickstarters, in order to produce this play at the St. James Theatre Studio in London (where it can't possibly make any money)! Then, following its short run at the St. James Theatre Studio, THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY BLOWER OF OLD LONDON TOWN will commence a UK tour in February, 2016. With your help, we will be able to bring a long forgotten piece of legendary Goon history to life, live on stage for the very first time, and finally fulfil Spike Milligan's wishes.

While at the St. James Theatre Studio, we are donating the box office from the opening night performance to HRH The Prince of Wales, Prince's Trust. Its programmes give young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives and help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education and training. We think that this is a mighty good cause!  And our bonus is, that HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales has been a life-long Goon fan.  His Royal Highness is currently the Honorary Patron of The Goon Show Preservation Society.

Find out more about us on our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/theministryofentertainment?ref=hl
...and keep up to date with The Phantom on:  https://www.facebook.com/Blowraspberry

                                                   Our Authors

Spike Milligan
Spike Milligan
Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Barker
Lee Moone
Lee Moone

                                                    Our Heroes

The Goons
The Goons

                                                       Our Cast

David Boyle plays Peter Sellers
David Boyle plays Peter Sellers
Steve Elias plays Harry Secombe
Steve Elias plays Harry Secombe
Lee Moone plays Spike Milligan
Lee Moone plays Spike Milligan
Jodie Jacobs plays 'The Girl'
Jodie Jacobs plays 'The Girl'
James Petherick plays The Announcer
James Petherick plays The Announcer

                                                     Our Leader!

The Captain - Danny Greenstone
The Captain - Danny Greenstone

Risks and challenges

The Ministry of Entertainment has put together a hugely experienced team of creative professionals to produce THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY OF OLD LONDON TOWN.

We are already cast and so it is now a case of creating the projections and the video graphics; preparing the music to be used in the production; and sourcing strange and wonderful objects to create the various 'live' sound effects that will form such an intrinsic part of the show.

Bearing any 'Acts of God' - we open on Friday 30th October, 2015.

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    As above, but instead of attending the performances on 31/10 and 01/11 you will receive an invitation for 2 people to the star-studded World Stage Premiere of THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY BLOWER OF OLD LONDON TOWN, in aid of HRH The Prince of Wales - The Prince's Trust, on Friday 30th October. The ticket price of this pledge will be donated to The Prince's Trust.

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    As above, plus you will gain exclusive access to attend the post-show, star-studded Reception and mix with the cast and creative team on Friday, 30th October. The ticket price of this pledge will be donated to the Prince's Trust.

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