Monty Python’s Spamalot
As part of a major nine month tour, Derby Theatre is thrilled to present Selladoor Prod uctions and Mercury Theatre Colchester’s brand new, even SPAMMIER, production of Monty Python’s Spamalot as part of their spring 2018 season. Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. Join King Arthur as he travels with his hapless Knights of the Round Table on a divine mission to locate the illusive Holy Grail – with uproarious consequences.
Spamalot was the winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best New Musical, while it enjoyed a victorious West End run. This hilarious show is written by Python legend Eric Idle, who has been entertaining the British public for over 50 years. The funnyman also wrote the score alongside John DuPrez, famous for his work on Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life amongst a host of other big-name scores. This new production is directed by Daniel Buckroyd and designed by Sara Perks (who previously directed and designed Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at Derby Theatre in 2016), with lighting design by David Kidd, sound design by Chris Bogg and choreography from Ashley Nottingham.
The company includes: Bob Harms (King Arthur), Sarah Harlington (Lady of the Lake), Marc Akinfolarin (Sir Bedevere), Norton James (Sir Galahad), Johnathan Tweedie (Sir Lancelot), Stephen Arden (Sir Robin), Matthew Pennington (Prince Herbert), and Gleanne Purcell-Brown (Ensemble). The new tour is produced by the award-winning Selladoor Productions and Mercury Theatre Colchester. Selladoor’s recent tours include Footloose, American Idiot, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors. David Hutchinson, Executive Creative Producer for Selladoor Worldwide, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Colchester Mercury to bring Spamalot on a comprehensive UK tour and exploring international touring opportunities, having secured Selladoor’s first production in Korea – hopefully to be followed by further international dates. Selladoor continue to strive to ensure high quality work made in producing regional houses meets the widest possible market, this nine month tour certainly shows the demand for this brilliant evening at the theatre”
With comic tunes including Brave Sir Robin, We’re Knights of the Round Table and perennial favourite Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Spamalot audiences are sure to be dancing in the aisles. Don’t be a knight who says ‘No’… Grab your coconuts and gallop down to a venue near you to book your tickets today!