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Monty Python’s Spamalot – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Book/Lyrics/Music: Eric Idle Music: John Du Prez Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Dan English Cans of Spam at the ready as the hapless King Arthur and his clan of Knights hilariously hunt for the Holy Grail in this excellent touring production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Touted as the ‘lovingly’ put together musical that rips off Monty Python and the Holy Grail, ...

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Spamalot – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Book and Lyrics: Eric Idle Music: John Du Prez & Eric Idle Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: David Robinson As the winter chill tightens its fierce grip around the Coventry ring road it seems a timely moment to enjoy the Monty Python advice of always looking on the bright side of life, whatever the weather. The touring show is produced by ...

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Spamalot – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book/Lyrics: Eric Idle Music: John Du Prez & Eric Idle Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Lizz Clark The legend of King Arthur is a cultural cornerstone, endlessly available to be reinterpreted and – naturally – spoofed. The Monty Python crew recognised this when they made 1975's Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and thanks to Eric Idle and John Du Prez, ...

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Spamalot – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Spamalot

Book: Eric Idle Music: John du Prez and Eric Idle Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer:  Tom Ralph Spamalot is a clever musical. The programme and posters proclaim that it is ‘lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and The Holy Grail’ but that is only telling half the story. Eric Idle’s book and lyrics satirise musical theatre traditions, creating a ...

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Spamalot – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Spamalot

Writer: Eric Idle Music: John Du Prez with Eric Idle Director: Daniel Buckroyd Musical Director: Carlton Edwards Choreographer: Ashley Nottingham Reviewer: Michael Gray Is this what a definitive Spamalot would look like? This perennially popular show, originally a Python spin-off, has found success on Broadway and in the West End, not to mention on the am-dram scene, as this very ...

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Parade – London Theatre Workshop, London

Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Book: Alfred Uhry Director: Jody Tranter Musical Director: Erika Gundesen Choreographer: Adam Scown Reviewer:Andy Moseley   While the West End seems to be taking an increasingly risk-averse approach to musicals after some high-profile failures, it’s a refreshing change to find a revival of a musical that does not fit the happy-go-lucky crowd pleaser mould ...

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