Biggins and Windsor Among Those Cast as God in Spamalot at the Playouse Theatre
An Array of Celebrities Compiled to Portay God in the Production Throughout the Summer of 2013
A major casting announcement has emerged for the ongoing production of Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre. The casting concerns one role within the show, but it encompasses a range of celebrity performers. This is because a large number of well known names have been revealed to be portraying God for a week each.
Christopher Biggins and Barbara Winsdor are among them, as well as Hugh Bonneville, Larry Lamb, Bradley Walsh and Simon Callow.
Hugh Bonneville began the season as God on Monday 15th July 2013 and he is replaced by Barbara Windsor on Monday 5th August 2013 and then Simon Callow on Monday 12th August 2013. Dates for Biggins, Lamb and Walsh have yet to be announced. The role is pre-recorded, however, which means that the actors involved will not be seen onstage.
Monty Python’s Spamalot is described as ‘lovingly ripped off from Monty Python And The Holy Grail’ and follows King Arthur (Joe Pasquale) and his knights as they look for the well known Biblical relic. Along the way they meet an array of colourful and memorable characters, including Bonnie Langford’s The Lady Of The Lake. Some jokes and scenes are also inspired by Monty Python’s Life Of Brian.
Christopher Biggins is a well known actor and presenter who has appeared in a wealth of television shows and stage productions over the years, as well as the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show. His credits in have included Dick Whittington at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth in 2012 and West End stage productions like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium.
Meanwhile, Barbara Windsor is best known for her role in the Carry On movies and EastEnders, with stage credits that include Dick Whittington at the Bristol Hippodrome in 2010 and Babes In The Wood at the London Palladium in 1987, among others.
The capital is also home to other musical comedies like Book Of Mormon and audiences are likely to continue to flock to these over the summer. In the case of Spamalot, it is currently running to Saturday 2nd November 2013.