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Monty Python's Spamalot 'perfect for all ages'

Tuesday, 28th Sep 2010

Eric Idle has spoken of his delight at the success of his musical Spamalot, noting how it has been enjoyed by people of all ages.

The former Monty Python star told BBC News that the show, which is based on the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, often has whole families turning up to watch.

"It's extraordinary, we often get three generations of audience. It's a silly family show," Idle told the news site.

Spamalot first premiered in Chicago in 2004 with a score created by Idle and John Du Prez and has since gone on to enjoy a run in London's West End, as well as performing to audiences around the world.

The show is currently on tour across the UK, with Norwich's Royal Theatre to be its home between October 4th and 9th 2010.

Carrying on the strong tradition of outrageous stories and slapstick humour perfected by the Monty Python team, the show uses props including a 45 pound cow and the Spama-horn, a musical instrument which was created especially for the show.

By Jemma Howard  

Article filed under: Theatre News | Musicals |