He acted in Riccardo Aragno's adaptation of Ivan Goncharov's play, "Son of Oblomov," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Joan Greenwood and Peter Eyre in the cast.
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[on Rik Mayall
and his kind of comedy] Rik Mayall
is putrid. Absolutely vile. He thinks nose-picking is funny and farting and all that. He is the arsehole of British comedy.
In October 1964 he appeared in "Oblomov", a play based on a book of the same name by Ivan Goncharov
. The play was not a comedy, and he had intended to play his role seriously. However, the play was unsuccessful until Spike began to ab lib. After five weeks of success with the now transformed play it was renamed "Son of Oblomov", changed theaters, and continued to be a hit for several months.