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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 – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Eric Idle Composer: John Du Prez and Eric Idle Director: Daniel Buckroyd  Reviewer: Marina Spark Selladoor Worldwide is currently on tour with its production of Monty Python’s Spamalot and the show is the perfect antidote to those gloomy autumn evenings. This production captures the spirit and flavour of Monty Python, while cheekily updating the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail for ...

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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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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 – 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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