The West End has been the home of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” before, when the hit production that takes its cues from the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” appeared at the capital’s Palace Theatre in 2006. But whilst that show became a successful, ongoing, national tour of the UK it would not be the last that London theatre audiences had heard of the successful musical and this was demonstrated with its return in 2012, this time with a brief run at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Now, since November 2012, “Spamalot” appears at the Playhouse Theatre, ensuring that its current stay in the capital can be seen by huge audiences.
As mentioned, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” takes its cues from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, with the legend of King Arthur parodied onstage alongside appearances from various well known characters and recognisable set-pieces. So expect killer rabbits, the Knights of the Round Table and scenes set in castles and forests. Then there are the musical numbers, which include “The Song That Goes Like This”, “Knights of the Round Table” and the famous piece from “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” entitled “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”.
The book and lyrics to “Spamalot” are penned by a member of the original Monty Python team – Eric Idle. He put them together for the unveiling of the show back in 2004 when it premiered in Chicago before its Broadway run. It made its way to the West End in 2006 for the mentioned Palace Theatre run and it has enjoyed success since then, with audiences around the world getting a look at the acclaimed production.
Idle, in addition to the Monty Python work, has also worked on a range of television programmes and movies outside of this over the years. His recent credits include “Delgo”, “Shrek the Third” and “Ella Enchanted”, in addition to roles in numerous Disney movies like “102 Dalmatians”. As such he is a regular actor and voice actor whose name is familiar all over the world.
Those wishing to pick up theatre tickets continue to have the opportunity to see “Spamalot” at the Playhouse Theatre as it began its run there on Wednesday 14th November 2012.
|Booking From:||Saturday, 12th April 2014|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 12th April 2014|
|Running Time:||1 hour 55 minutes|