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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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Spamalot – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Book, Lyrics and Music: Eric Idle Composer: John Du Prez Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Jo Payne   Looking on the bright side? This show will help you do that and more through a huge variety of music, jokes and characters. Jam-packed with the silliness which one expects from the Monty Python clan, Spamalot contains plenty of boobs, bums and toilet-related ...

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Spamalot – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Writer: Eric Idle Director: Christopher Luscome Choreographer: Jenny Arnold Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The brainchild of the Monty Python lads Spamalot arrives at the Edinburgh Playhouse this week. With a few famous faces, catchy tunes and a side splitting script, the showis sure to leave a lasting impression on all those who see it. Telling the story - eh, sort of ...

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Love’s Labours Won: RSC Live Broadcast – Gala Theatre, Durham

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Love’s Labour’s Won or Much Ado about Nothing, is a tale of two pairs of lovers, one pair maligned and the other pushed together by friends. Claudio (Tunji Kasim) in love with Hero (Flora Spencer-Longhurst), rejects her at the altar, accusing her of infidelity, having been duped into believing it. While ...

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Love’s Labour’s Lost: RSC Live Broadcast – Gala Theatre, Durham

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Reality versus fantasy, love, desire, reckoning and rationalization. These are themes in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Ferdinand King of Navarre (Sam Alexander) and his three companions, Berowne (Edward Bennett), Dumaine (Tunji Kasim) and Longaville (William Belchambers) vow to forsake the company of women for three years in order to study and fast. ...

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Spamalot – New Theatre, Oxford

Director: Christopher Luscombe Book and lyrics: Eric Idle Music: John Du Prez Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer All of the random silliness and slapstick antics you’d expect from a hit musical “lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ is present and correct in Spamalot. This current touring production opened in January this year and stars Joe Pasquale as King ...

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Spamalot – Richmond Theatre, London

Director: Christopher Luscombe Writer: Eric Idle and John du Prez Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh     Spamalothas much hype to live up to. For those my age, Monty Python means little more than then the ministry of silly walks and one of those cults you have to pretend to like to sound cool and/or intelligent and/or to impress your dad. However, ...

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