Children’s TV stars Dick and Dom will make their West End debuts surrounded by coconuts, knights and insult-spewing Frenchmen when they join hit musical Monty Python’s Spamalot.
The small screen double act, Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood to give them their proper names, will take to the Playhouse theatre stage as King Arthur and faithful sidekick Patsy for six weeks from 2 December.
The stars of programmes including the BAFTA-winning Dick And Dom In Da Bungalow, Absolute Genius With Dick And Dom and Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old?, who are also famous for shouting ‘bogeys’ in the most inappropriate of places, will join a cast that includes rising West End star and former Hollyoaks actress Carley Stenson.
Stenson, who played Steph Cunningham in the Channel 4 soap opera, appears in Spamalot for the first time tonight. The actress, who previously appeared as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical and Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical, replaces Bonnie Langford as the Lady Of The Lake.
Based on classic comic film Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Spamalot has been making audiences clutch their aching sides in laughter at the Playhouse theatre since November 2012. During that time its legendary search to find the Holy Grail, taking on such famed adversaries as the Knights Who Say Ni, has featured actors including Stephen Tompkinson, Joe Pasquale, Warwick Davis and Les Dennis.
This summer has seen even more celebrities virtually join the production for a week at a time as they have queued up to play the pre-recorded role of God, donating their appearance fees to charity. Among those still to pull on the pure white robes of stage heaven this autumn are Professor Brian Cox, Greg Dyke, Robert Lindsay and Gary Lineker.