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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

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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

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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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Spamalot – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book &Lyrics: Eric Idle Music: John Du Prez Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Claire Going ‘And now! At Last! Another musical completely different from some of the other musicals which aren't quite the same as this one is...’ Spamalot is the musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Mixing the Pythons’ legendary irreverent humour with the musical talents of ...

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Spamalot – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Eric Idle Music: Eric Idle &John Du Prez Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Adapted from the 1975 movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot, Eric Idle's irreverent musical take on the Arthurian legend has been treading the boards since 2005 and shows no signs of losing any of its popularity. Python fans can (and do) revel at ...

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Spamalot – Theatre Royal, Bath

Book: Eric Idle Music: Eric Idle &John Du Prez Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Kris Hallett Just in case anyone was worried about how John Cleese was going to afford his latest alimony payments or Michael Palin a new set of walking boots for his latest round the world trip, Spamalot has rolled back into Bath on another UK tour, cashing ...

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Spamalot – Liverpool Empire

Book and Lyrics: Eric Idle Book: John Du Prez &Eric Idle Director: Christopher Luscombe Choreographer: Jenny Arnold Musical Director: Tony Castro Reviewer:Taylor Simmons ‘Lovingly ripped off’ from the British comedyMonty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a whimsical musical jaunt through the perils of living in Arthurian Britain. The story follows King Arthur’s eventful search to recruit knights for ...

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Spamalot – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Music: John Du Prez, Eric Idle Book and Lyrics: Eric Idle Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Pete Benson After the demise of Monty Python’s Flying Circus all of the Pythons branched out and went onto huge success in various aspects of the entertainment industry. Eric Idle was always the musical one as demonstrated in his mockumentary The Rutles. Here he teams ...

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