Spike Milligan's Puckoon at Leicester Square 8 Mar
Big Telly Theatre Company presents Spike Milligan's Puckoon opening at the Main House of the Leicester Square Theatre, 9 March 2011, following preview from 8 March - running to 27 March 2011.
The story of a rural community in Ireland 1922, when the Ulster Boundary Commission has drawn the new border straight through the small town of Puckoon. With the church separated from its own graveyard and drink now thirty percent cheaper in one corner of the pub, life in the newly divided village will never be the same again.
Book by Spike Milligan, dramatisation by Vincent Higgins, music and songs by Paul Boyd. Directed by Zoe Seaton.
"Live advertisements will be featured in the show. Responding imaginatively to the recent wave of cuts in arts funding Big Telly has sharpened its entrepreneurial wits. With theatre companies having to be ever more resourceful the company, keen to bring Puckoon to the UK , decided some radical thinking was needed to fund the show and out of it was born the Live Ads concept - offering unique, tailor made live advertising to businesses, not on theatre programmes, not on billboards but within the body of a live theatrical performance an inventive way to advertise or promote business brands ."