Spamalot

Eric Idle & John Du Prez

Spamalot

King Arthur and his Knights of the (very) Round Table have travelled up and down the length and breadth of the land in their quest for the Holy Grail and now ride triumphantly into London’s West End for a strictly limited 7 week summer season from 24 July 2012 A.D! The show features the hilarious 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 and features Eric Idle himself as God. 3.2 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
Spamalot

Omniscore:

Location London
Venue Harold Pinter Theatre
Director Christopher Luscombe
Cast Marcus Brigstocke, Jon Culshaw, Todd Carty, Bonnie Langford
From July 2012
Until September 2012
Box Office 0844 871 7622
 

King Arthur and his Knights of the (very) Round Table have travelled up and down the length and breadth of the land in their quest for the Holy Grail and now ride triumphantly into London’s West End for a strictly limited 7 week summer season from 24 July 2012 A.D! The show features the hilarious 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 and features Eric Idle himself as God.

Reviews

The Stage

Ben Dowell

The supporting cast are excellent. Todd Carty as Arthur’s servant Patsy provides an unexpectedly tender turn and proves he has a more than serviceable voice - which is perhaps all that is required in what is one of the West End’s smaller stages where the cartoony backdrops lend a feel of pantoish fun. But what’s wrong with that? After all, what do you expect? The Spanish Inquisition?

01/08/2012

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The Evening Standard

Fiona Mountford

French Taunters, Knights who say”Ni!” and shrubberies are all present and correct. A silver medal, at the very least.

06/08/2012

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The Times

Dominic Maxwell

So once this company start to make the material their own, once Kit Orton’s Knight of Ni starts cracking up Brigstocke and Todd Carty (as the King’s horse, Patsy), once Rob Delaney’s Sir Robin finds his voice on You Won’t Succeed in Showbiz, once Robin Armstrong has brought vim to his stupid guard, once they’ve found the Grail — we are sometimes in danger of forgetting about the Grail, it has to be said — and had a singalong of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, it’s become not just a knock-off but an entity in itself. And we’ve had a good evening.

27/07/2012

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The Guardian

Kate Kellaway

Marcus Brigstocke – a sharp comedian in his own right – plays Arthur. New to the part, he has a faintly Cleesian presence and looks as if he is humouring the material with the fixed smile (and frown) of someone minding a tedious child. He wears designer specs beneath his crown, but needs to visit an optician as they keep sliding down his nose, owing to all that cantering he has to do with Patsy. At least the coconuts are an improvement on the old chestnuts on display elsewhere in the show.

01/08/2012

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