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Monty Python's Spamalot is coming to Milton Keynes

Date Posted:03/06/2015

Spamalot in Milton KeynesClippety-clop, clippety-clop... bring on the coconut shells. This is the show that gave reconstituted meat products a whole new, sexy image. Spam, spam, spam, spam, sing-a-long now!

With a book by Eric Idle that is based (very loosely) on the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights who say ‘Ni’, this kind-of-new musical is lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. No it’s not! Yes it is! No, sorry, this is not the Python Argument Sketch this is Spamalot, recently voted the Funniest Musical in Britain and coming to MK Theatre from 15-20 June.
 
Spamalot, with its bevy of beautiful show girls, killer rabbits, witch burnings (cancelled due to health and safety), plague carts, fish slapping Fins and flying cows, is unleashed (again) onto an unsuspecting Milton Keynes audience.

Eric Idle says of the show: ‘Spamalot is fun. The new production is funnier, it’s more like a Python show. There are new costumes and new sets and a new director (Christopher Luscombe), so it’s just got a whole different spirit to it.’

The show features fantastic tunes including, of course the Nation’s Favourite Comedy Song (Reader’s Digest Poll 2010 - before it went bust, closed down and then came back again), Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life. (And yes, Spamalot audiences do get the opportunity to join in!)

And, as an example of magnificent Milton Keynes Theatre timing in the run-up to Father’s Day, the new production stars father and son duo Joe Pasquale, as King Arthur, and Joe Tracini, as King Arthur’s manservant, Patsy. What a bargain! Two Joes for the price of one!

Sarah Earnshaw reprises her divine performance as The Lady of the Lake and God will be played by… you’ll have to book your tickets to find out.

Finally, be aware that during the show’s West End run, there were 21 onstage moustache incidents, three suspected cases of swine flu (French pigs!), three outbreaks of nits and 92 pairs of coconuts used. You have been warned.

www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes
Box Office: 0844 871 7652 (bkg fee)


 

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