Spamalot, the pantomime for all seasons, gallops on stage at Theatre Royal Brighton
Theatre Royal Brighton presents the international smash hit comedy Spamalot, which visits Brighton for a four-week run from Thursday 15 December to Saturday 14 January. Marcus Brigstocke returns as Arthur, King of the Britons and Todd Carty will once again play Patsy. Both delighted critics and audiences alike when the much-loved show visited Brighton in 2010. Casting for Lady of the Lake will be announced shortly.
Written by original Python Eric Idle and lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Spamalot tells the tale of legendary King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. The show features more fantastic tunes than a Camelot convention, including ‘He Is Not Dead Yet’, ‘Knights Of The Round Table’, ‘Find Your Grail’ and of course the Nation’s Favourite Comedy Song (Reader’s Digest Poll 2010) ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life’.
Commenting on his creation, Eric Idle said: “If you’ve got a fantastic well, why not go back to it? Everybody loved the Holy Grail, with the Black Knight losing his arms and the imaginary horses”.
Asked whether he was tempted to make Spamalot more ‘Pythonesque’, Idle was adamant: “No. It wouldn’t have worked commercially. We had to appeal to people who were ignorant of or even hated Python”. He added: “I assumed Python fans would come anyway, but we have attracted a whole other audience. Spamalot has brought new fans to Python. It’s a kind of anti-Broadway musical. It’s a musical that sends up Broadway musicals”.
Monty Python’s Spamalot has so far been seen by more than 300,000 people in 47 weeks in 44 different venues across the UK and Ireland since the present production began in May 2010.
The cast of 15 have so far ‘Looked On The Bright Side of Life’ a staggering 765 times in more than 378 performances (and they still don’t know the words!).
There is a range of generous discounts in place for Spamalot. These include a saving of £3 per ticket if you book and pay for your ticket before 31 August. There are family tickets available, starting from as little as £59 for four tickets (minimum 2 children). Or take advantage of the new Teen Ticket, which offers a reduction of £10 per seat at all performances. This special price is valid for anyone 12-19 years of age (terms and conditions apply).
To make a booking, please visit www.atgtickets.com/brighton or call 0844 871 7650 (bkg fee)