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A no-holds-barred smash

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Why See Spamalot?

"Funnier than the Black Death"
Brother Maynard, Friars Weekly incorporating Nuns Illustrated

Michael Palin (no relation)

Sets musical theatre back a thousand years!

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT is the new musical directed by Oscar Winning Mike Nichols, with a book by the third tallest Python, Eric Idle, and an almost but not entirely new score by Eric Idle (no relation) and John du Prez.

Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and the quest for the Holy Grail in song, Monty Python's Spamalot features "a chorus line of legless knights, men in tights (with legs), killer rabbits and sexy dancing divas."  The production also promises "some of the most unforgettable musical numbers you will ever see in the theater on this evening!"

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Opening night: 16 October 2006


Monty Python's Spamalot may be inappropriate for children aged 4 and under. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Palace Theatre.

Run time

2 hours 20 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.

Cast and Creative


Sanjeev Bhaskar as King Arthur
Nina Soderquist as the Lady of the Lake
Michael Xavier as Sir Dennis
Andrew Spillett as Patsy
Jake Nightingale as Sir Lancelot
Ross Dawes as Sir Robin
Gerard Casey as Prince Herbert
Adam Stafford as Sir Bedevere


Book by Eric Idle
Based on the screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin
Music and Lyrics by Eric Idle and John Du Prez
Directed by Mike Nichols
Choreography by Casey Nicholaw
Set and Costume Design by Tim Hatley
Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone
Sound Design by ACME Sound Partners

What you thought

3 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

5.0 star rating

Mick Dobson: “Spamalot”

LAUGHALOT A great show. Minute to minute laughs. A good cast. All... more

Sam Hiller: “Brilliant BUT....”

Absolutely brilliant show - could not be faulted HOWEVER... be careful... more

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