Re-quest for the holy grail


Well we thought the West End’s quest for the holy grail was dead and buried, but much to relief of many theatre lovers the smash hit musical Spamalot is to make a long awaited resurrection in London this summer.

Spamalot received much acclaim back in 2006 where it played at the Playhouse theatre until 2009 and received the Tony Award for Best Musical. The lyrics were written by original Python Eric Idle, who also co-wrote the music with John Du Prez. “Lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the duo have well and truly stamped the trademark Monty Python signature on the musical with the musical featuring dance divas  and features a chorus line of dancing divas (with serfs), flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and a legless knight. The show also features the rip-roaring songs He Is Not Dead Yet, Knights Of The Round Table, Find Your Grail and of course the Nation’s Favourite Comedy Song Always Look on The Bright Side Of Life.

Spamalot is currently touring the UK spreading its quirky and quintessentially British humour and is set to touch down in London for a limited run at the Harold Pinter theatre between 24th July and 9th September. The comedian Marcus Brigstocke will continue his reign as King Arthur from the touring version, with impressionist Jon Culshaw taking up the reigns for a for a time between 2nd August and 2nd September. King Arthur will be joined by former EastEnder Todd Carty as Patsy and  Bonnie Langford as The Lady of the Lake, as well as the rest of the touring cast:  Robin Armstrong as Sir Bedevere, Rob Delaney as Sir Robin, Adam Ellis as Prince Herbert, Kit Orton as Sir Lancelot andJon Robyns as Sir Galahad, along with Amelia Adams Pearce, Tim Bonser, Michael Burgen, Rachel Knowles, Hannah Malekzad, James Nelson and Paul Bullion.