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Spamalot set to be big hit on the stage

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 01, 2014

By Rob Smyth

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MONTY Python's Spamalot will gallop back out on tour from January next year.

The show will visit the Regent Theatre, in Stoke-on-Tent, between Monday, March 23 and Saturday, March 28.

Following the Pythons' incredible 10-night sell-out run at London's O2 Arena, the play, which is lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a kind-of-new musical with a book by Eric Idle and an entirely new score for the new production, created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.

The latest tour, which is directed by Christopher Luscombe, follows hot on the heels of the Monty Python Reunion at The O2 and Eric Idle's acclaimed performance of Always Look On The Bright Side of Life at the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony – the world sang along, and Spamalot audiences get the opportunity to do so too.

Idle said: "Spamalot is fun. The new production is funnier, it's more like a Python show.

"There are new costumes and new sets and a new director, so it's just got a whole different spirit to it."

During the run, there have been 21 onstage moustache incidents, three suspected cases of swine flu, three outbreak of nits and 92 pairs of coconuts used.

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of show girls, witch burnings, not to mention cows and killer rabbits.

Tickets for Spamalot are now on sale and are available in person from The Regent Theatre box office, by calling 0844 871 7649 or visiting www.atg tickets/com/stoke

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