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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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Monty Python’s Spamalot – Opera House, Manchester

Book &Lyrics: Eric Idle Music &Lyrics: John Du Prez Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Paul Downham First seen on Broadway in 2005 amassing a total of 12 Tony Awards nominations, and winning three, Spamalot returns on its latest UK tour beginning at the Opera House in Manchester. Lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot ...

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Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won (Much Ado About Nothing) – The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: James Garrington Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Gregory Doran. tells us in the programme notes that he has long held the opinion that Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing belong together. At the end of Love’s Labour’s Lost two of the lovers, Berowne and Rosaline, are unable to be ...

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NEWS: Jodie Prenger to be final West End Lady of the Lake in Spamalot

Monty Python’s Spamalot ends its current run at The Playhouse Theatre on 12th April after two very successful years in the West End, with actress and singer, Jodie Prenger, reprising her rôle of The Lady of The Lake for the final two weeks. Having previously played the rôle in 2010 during the Spamalot UK tour (which travelled the length and ...

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Admission One Shilling – The Brunton, Musselburgh

Deviser: Nigel Hess Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Val Baskott One shilling equalled six Woodbines or three pints of beer when war broke out in 1939. Myra Hess, already an internationally acclaimed concert pianist for three decades, felt keenly the need to keep classical music alive and accessible during wartime restrictions. Foregoing her USA tour, she lobbied and used her influence ...

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Monty Python’s Spamalot – Playhouse Theatre, London

Writer: Eric Idle Composers: Eric Idle &John Du Prez Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:4] Since originally opening on Broadway in 2005 (and winning the Tony for Best Musical) Monty Python’s Spamalot has become a sure thing for a good night for lovers of Monty Python and musicals alike. For anyone who is not familiar with the show it ...

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