Monty Python's Spamalot Reviews
Description:Palace Theatre / Shaftsbury Avenue / London /
Newest Review: ... It cost £35 for an ordinary ticket in the stalls (but not at the front of the stalls....fairly near the back). As I'm a ... more
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Customer Monty Python's Spamalot Reviews (8)
by - written on 04/11/08, updated on 04/11/08 (Very useful, 406 readings)
There was something reassuring about planning a trip to see Spamalot. Even before going, you pretty much know the entire story, the characters and the jokes. It is either going to be a straight rehash of the 1975 film, or a hybrid of the film and an assortment of the Python's best-loved sketches. Either way, it is going to be as comforting (or excruciating) as watching another Monty Python rerun. Except it's not. Spamalot is much more than a collection of in-jokes for the Python aficionado to enjoy. It is a superb tribute to the Pythons themselves and to the farce and pretentiousness of modern musical theatre. It has been playing at the Palace Theatre, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/01/07, updated on 18/01/07 (Very useful, 1690 readings)
Several years ago, I went to see the Reduced Shakespeare Company show "The Complete Works". For a couple of hours, I sat there doing very little other than laugh. Even once the point where it began to hurt to laugh was passed, I couldn't help myself. Years later and jokes from the show occur to me at strange moments and still make me laugh. In the time since, I have searched in vain for something that funny, so I can once more experience the sheer unbridled joy of laughing until it hurts and then laughing some more. With "Spamalot", the fun starts before you even get there. Knowing that it's a Monty Python musical, at least for the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/10/06 (Very useful, 6508 readings)
I had a ticket to what I thought was the first West End performance of Monty Python's Spamalot. However, while I was in London, I saw a couple of posters advertising performances from 30th of September, two days earlier. Either way, I saw one of the earliest UK performances of this musical. It advertises itself as 'a new musical lovingly ripped off from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. Certainly, if you've seen the movie, you'll see some stuff you recognise, but there's a lot to the show that wasn't in the film. There are also some jokes pilfered from other Python creations, such as the fish slapping dance, a reference to the dead parrot sketch and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/03/12 (Very useful, 56 readings)
My dad introduced me to the joys of Monty Python at a tender young age and I've been a fan ever since with Monty Python's Holy Grail and a Life of Brian taking pride of place in my DVD collection. I'd heard of Spamalot but had been a bit unsure of it. My family are a bit cheesy (a bit like the Scottish version of the Brady bunch) and we love musicals, so it wasn't the idea of a Monty Python musical that put me off. I did worry, however, that you can't really improve on Python and anything trying to represent it on stage would just be a pale imitation. This year, though, I was struggling for an idea of what to get for my dad's birthday present and reluctantly decided that Read the complete review
by - written on 07/02/11 (Very useful, 154 readings)
'Spamalot' is currently touring the country and I caught the show at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth. *** Tour *** 'Spamalot' ran at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, from the 31st of January to the 5th of February. The tour continues all over the UK until June '11, the next stop after Plymouth being Manchester's Palace Theatre. Dates and locations are available at the 'Spamalot on tour' website (www.spamalotontour.co.uk/tour). On one evening of their run at Plymouth (Wednesday), the cast did a Q & A session for the audience after the show, so it would be worth checking if they intend to do that again at other venues, if that would appeal to ... Read the complete review
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