Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical will premiere on the West End at the Phoenix Theatre with performances beginning May 24 and continuing through August 26. Opening night is June 14.
Based on the Spitting Image television show, Idiots Assemble is a satirical puppet show as written by Al Murray, Matt Forde, and Olivier winner Sean Foley. The production was previously developed at Birmingham Rep, with guidance from original Spitting Image co-creator Roger Law.
"When Spitting Image first appeared on British TV, it blew people's minds," says Murray "Now it's going to do it all over again in the West End. All the elements the show was famed for—outrageous depictions of the great and the not-so-good, catchy songs, famous faces saying the things you've always wanted to hear them say, all reinvented for the stage. You won't know where to look!"
Featuring a Master of Ceremonies puppet depiction of Sir Ian McKellen, the musical includes more than 100 puppets, including Tom Cruise, Greta Thunberg, Meghan Markle, Tyson Fury, RuPaul, Angela Rayner, Idris Elba, James Corden, Ant & Dec, Donald Trump, Elon Musk, Keir Starmer, Stormzy, Vladimir Putin, The Royal Family, The Tory Party Cabinet, and many more.