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A hilarious extravaganza of a musical, simultaneously inspired and appalled by real events.
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About Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical

Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, and Meghan Markle team up to entertain West End audiences. Okay, maybe they all appear in puppet form, instead of being there in person. But, you won’t want to miss this star-studded satirical show, so book Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical tickets on TodayTix.

The Spitting Image musical includes over 100 famous faces, boasting everyone from royals to social media celebrities. It’s a chance to laugh along with farcical moments in modern history, as well as imagining what would happen if the stars all came together.

King Charles III has a mission. He wants to save the UK from dark forces seeking to destroy it. So who does the King call? Top Gun star Tom Cruise. Follow the highway to the danger zone as Cruise assembles a “magnificent seven” to save the country. Could Greta Thunberg, RuPaul, and Angela Rayner pull off the unthinkable and protect a nation?

During Spitting Image performances, new material will be added — probably, most days — to best reflect the world we live in. Stay up to date on the latest news with this West End comedy.

Access performance

BSL - Thur 3 August at 7.30pm

Run time

2 hours 35 minutes including 20 minute interval

Start date

24th May, 2023

End date

26th August, 2023

Categories

Age

16+

Production note
Contains some strong language.
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Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical cast and creative team

By: Al Murray, Matt Forde, Sean Foley
Director: Sean Foley
Cast list: Al Murray, Matt Forde, Oliver Chris, Kathryn Drysdale, Jason Forbes, Luke Kempner, Lorna Laidlaw, Jackie Lam, Shri Patel, Jess Robinson, Debra Stephenson, Ronan Summers, Antony Antunes, Rianna Ash, Katie Bradley, Emily Essery, Kaidan Dawkins, Bertie Harris, Pena Iiambo, Jackie Lam, Bright Ong, Will Palmer, Helen Parke, Rayo Patel, Tom Quinn, Richard Vorster, Faye Weerasinghe
Set: Alice Power
Costume: Lote Collett
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
Sound: Paul Groothuis
Puppets: Scott Brooker
Choreography: Lizzi Gee

Venue

Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0JP

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Euston
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 19, 38
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176 N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) N5, N19, N20, N38
Car park: Chinatown (5mins)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Tottenham Court Road south (towards Leicester Square) and the theatre will be on your left after 100 metres.

More information about Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical

The Spitting Image television show transformed 1980s comedy. At the show's peak, 15 million people tuned in each week to watch the latest puppet palavers. Spitting Image in London will keep the traditional 1980s humour, while incorporating modern-day stories. That's courtesy of a newer writing team: comedians Al Murray and Matt Forde collaborate with original creator Roger Law.

Spitting Image premiered at the Birmingham Rep in 2023. The show now moves to the Phoenix Theatre in summer 2023. Throughout the show, you'll hear world-class impressions of famous celebrities: Debra Stephenson, Josh Berry, and Luke Kempner voice the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Nicola Sturgeon.

What to Watch For:

  • The original Spitting Image television show ran for 12 years, winning two Emmy Awards for Popular Arts.
  • It takes a lot of work to create one Spitting Image puppet. The two-week process involves artists drawing up caricatures, laboratory work to create clay versions, and latex foam applied to create the head and skin. Each puppet costs around £10,000 to create.
  • Spitting Image creators Al Murray and Sean Foley have two shows in the West End this summer. Foley directs Murray in the world premiere of The Crown Jewels at the Garrick Theatre.
  • When the television show aired, scenes were still in the editing room! To ensure the episodes were as topical as possible, scenes could be chopped and changed minutes before transmission. Could a similar tactic be adopted in the musical?

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