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Spamalot Set to Transfer to Playhouse Theatre Following Harold Pinter Run

Thursday, 30th Aug 2012  

The Production Will Enjoy a Longer Run at Another West End Venue from November 2012 to April 2013

The Playhouse Theatre has been in the headlines a lot recently, with “Dreamboats and Petticoats” set to end its run shortly and “The Mystery of Charles Dickens” with Simon Callow set to follow it in September. Now it has been revealed that another high profile show is set to land on its stage as the touring version of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” transfers there in November.

The musical is first set to finish its runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre in September and currently features Jon Culshaw, Marcus Brigstocke, Bonnie Langford and Todd Carty, though it is not yet confirmed who will take on the roles upon its transfer.

“Spamalot” follows the plot of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” closely and follows King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table as they set off in search of the legendary Holy Grail.  The movie is famous for the surreal and preposterous comedy situations and the stage musical follows suit in this regard, ensuring that fans of the comedy troupe that featured John Cleese and co. will be in good company.

Indeed, Eric Idle is one of the writers of the show (alongside John Du Prez) and as a result audiences have responded positively to the production.

 Marcus Brigstocke, who appears in the production at the Harold Pinter Theatre, is a well known television personality who has previously appeared in the capital in productions such as “Marcus Brigstocke: God Collar” at the Vaudeville Theatre and “The Railway Children” at the Waterloo Station Theatre. He has also appeared on television programmes such as “The Late Edition with Marcus Brigstocke”, “Argumental”, “Have I Got News for You” and many others.

When casting is confirmed for the Playhouse portion of the run, this news will be reported here.

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” continues its run at the Harold Pinter Theatre until Saturday 8th September 2012 (having opened in July). It then runs at the Playhouse Theatre from 14th November 2012 to 13th April 2013.

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