In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates was joined by Simon Lipkin, just before he went into rehearsal for Nativity – The Musical – a show that is led by improvisation and Simon revealed the challenges and freedoms that method of performing can present.
Well done Spamalot – it rips off the motion picture (as promised in the title) admirably. We were whistling “always look on the bright side of life” and grinning all the way home.
Adapted from the original Monthy Python and the Holy Grail film that is considered to be one of the best Monty Python films, Spamalot really captures the spirit of the original film and the sheer madness of the plot and humour that goes down a treat with audiences.
Eric Idle has captured the essence of Monty Python in this superbly constructed musical version, demonstrating the most natural understanding of what really does make people laugh.
The Mercury Theatre, Colchester’s touring version of Monty Python’s Spamalot for Selladoor Productions is consistently funny and may just be the best version of the show to have come to Edinburgh.
Richard Tunley has directed an energetic production that walks the line between tribute and mimicry well for the iconic roles. The influences of the original Python roles are all there, but nobody is impersonating the originals, and that really is the only way this show can work.
Robin Hood at Egg Theatre, Bath. Photo: Nick Spratling. It’s that time of year again. It’s customary for critics and others who purport to have some kind of overview to look back over the previous twelve months and come up with a list or two. What follows is a list of the 10 shows which […]
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We owe the phrase “you won’t succeed on Broadway if you don’t have any Jews” to Spamalot – so it only officially entered the theatrical lexicon circa 2005 when the Monty Python musical opened on Broadway (and I first heard it live a year later, when it had its West End premiere at the Palace […]
Generally speaking, if you go to see a musical and the whole cast corpse midway through Act 1, it can be seen as a bad sing… thankfully, when the cast of Spamalot at the Mayflower did just that last night, we were all in on the joke (I won’t spoil it in case he uses it again, but suffice it to say, it involves Joe Pasquale mentioning Janet Street Porter and McDonald’s Fillet of Fish in quick succession).