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Monty Python’s Spamalot

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The Monty Python musical in search of the Holy Grail. Read More >

“Lovingly ripped off” from Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot retells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table (one of whom has to push the pram a lot). The classic tale of a heroic hunt for the Holy Grail is augmented with catapulted cows, bloodthirsty rabbits, an over-acting diva, slanderous Frenchmen and gratuitously under-dressed showgirls.

Monty Python’s Spamalot, which features book, lyrics and music by the third tallest Python Eric Idle, won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical and won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Among the original score of the show is the much-loved song stolen from another Python film, Life Of Brian, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.

Current King Arthur Sanjeev Bhaskar is best known for writing and starring in television comedy shows Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars At No. 32. He was the fifth in line to the throne, following previous Kings Tim Curry, Simon Russell Beale, Peter Davison and Alan Dale. Bhaskar occupies the throne until the end of the show’s run at the Palace in January 2009.

For more about Monty Python’s Spamalot read the Big Interview with former King Arthur Alan Dale or current King Arthur, Sanjeev Bhaskar.


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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 30/09/2006

Opening Night: 16/10/2006

Closing Night: 03/01/2009

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Cast & Creative


Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nina Soderquist, Jake Nightingale, Ross Dawes, Gerard Carey, Andrew Spillet, Adam Stafford, Michael Xavier, Seth Bailey, Ben Clare, Chris COxon, Stuart Dawes, Amy Field, Jenny Gayner, Rebecca Giacopazzi, Stacey Hayden, Amber Neale, Genevieve Nicole, Haydn Oakley, Pippa Raine, Hayley Reed, Andy Rees, Spencer Stafford, Gavin Staplehurst, Oliver Tydman, Laura Tyrer, Ian Waller


Director - Mike Nichols

Producer - Boyett Ostar Productions

Choreographer - Casey Nicholaw

Lighting Designer - Hugh Vanstone

Set Designer - Tim Hatley

Sound - Acme Sound Partners

Lyrics By - Eric Idle

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