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    huge fun, totally irreverent
    London Theatre 1
    outrageously entertaining
    The Evening Standard
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Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical Tickets

The iconic puppets deliver a live show like no other in the West End! From pop stars to evil billionaires, this is satire at its best.

Outrageous Satire With Spitting Image Musical Tickets

The iconic Spitting Image puppets venture onto the West End stage for a live show that will have you rolling in the aisles - and rolling your eyes at the state of the world! Direct from a 5-star sold-out season in Birmingham, Spitting Image The Musical at the Phoenix Theatre is an unmissable musical inspired by the good, the bad and the outright bizarre.

About Spitting Image Live

Tom Cruise has a mission from King Charles, Greta Thunberg duets with Stormzy, and Putin and Xi are watching it all unfold from the best seats in the house… the Spitting Image musical riffs on the biggest events of recent years, as an unholy alliance of famous faces team up to save (or possibly destroy) civilisation as we know it.

Spitting Image The Musical premiered at the Birmingham Rep in 2023, 40 years after the satirical show was first filmed in the city, and proves that is as effective as ever when it comes to poking fun at the rich and famous. Expect sketches covering Carrie and Boris Johnson, Paddington Bear, the Royal Family and many more recognisable faces, all at the mercy of the iconic rubber puppets and a team of inspired writers and impressionists!

Spitting Image The Musical Creative Team

Original Spitting Image co-creator Roger Law heads up an incredible creative team for this live show, alongside director Sean Foley (Upstart Crow; The Play What I Wrote) and contributing writers including Foley, Al Murray and Matt Fforde.

The great and good of the modern comedy and comic theatre circuits have assembled themselves, tuned into the latest headline news, and are ready to make you howl with laughter every single night. You can even expect some brand-new material when you visit because the show is edited to keep up with the news cycle.

Spitting Image The Musical Reviews: A “Shockingly Funny” Show!

If you’re not sure about revisiting an old favourite transformed for the stage, don’t worry: Spitting Image Live is well worth a trip, with critics calling it “shockingly funny” (The Evening Standard) and “a barrel-load of offence-giving fun and a salty dash of rebellion” (The Telegraph). Audiences have also been loving it, with rave reviews from our users and across social media - if you trust it!

Laugh Out Loud With Tickets For Spitting Image The Musical

Spitting Image The Musical promises an outrageously fun evening of entertainment, both nostalgic and breathlessly, hilariously up-to-date. Don’t miss it in London for a limited time only this summer.

Sorry this show closed 26 August 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
25 Aug 2023 - 26 Aug 2023
Running time:
3 hours including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 16+
Audience Notes:
This production features very strong language and content of a sexual nature; flashing lights, haze, loud bangs and flashes.

Best Seats

SeatPlan Recommends: Sit in the middle of the Stalls, rows F-H for a fantastic close-up view of the puppets in action. Although they’re not as expressive as human actors, you’ll want to enjoy some of the subtle quirks employed for maximum comic effect!

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    Those of a certain age will know that 'Spitting Image' is a bit of a British institution so I was... More

    joc78's avatar
    joc78 Top 10 reviewer 09 Aug 2023

    Go if you like political satire and silliness. Exactly like the tv show and very up to date subje... More

    staceyberry's avatar
    staceyberry 21 Jun 2023

    Definitely not for everyone and all sensibilities need to be left at the door but it amused me. B... More

    amandah44's avatar
    amandah44 19 Jun 2023

    Very well made show. The puppetry was fantastic. Lots of humour and hilarious political satire, a... More

    ambers60noogdis's avatar
    ambers60noogdis 28 Aug 2023

    Clever, witty, funny. Puppets excellent. Performers who work the puppets extremely good. Some g... More

    lynneb22's avatar
    lynneb22 22 Aug 2023

    Show was brilliant. Very funny, cutting and very poignant too in parts. The people who worked the... More

    mranthonyh's avatar
    mranthonyh 17 Aug 2023
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