Thursday July 16, 2020

THEATRE

Puckoon By Spike Milligan Adapted by Vincent Higgins National tour, until March 14 Rating: *** Reviewed by Sara Keating

7th March, 2009

Spike Milligan’s chaotic 1963 comic novel Puckoon has been translated by Big Telly Theatre Company into a meta-fictional farce for the stage. A six-man ensemble become house band, comperes and various characters for the night, guiding the audience through the topsy-turvy world of the tiny village of Puckoon.

It is 1924 in the north-west of Ireland and, after the ravages of the Civil War, the Free State is settling into its newly-won independence, although...

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