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A MISERABLE damp Monday evening was brightened up as we enjoyed the all singing and dancing stage musical Spamalot lovingly ripped off from Monthy Python and the Holy Grail – in short set in King Arthur’s England telling the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
Silliness, comedy, energy, colourful costumes and slick sets performed by a cast led by the brilliant Marcus Brigstocke (King Arthur), Todd Carty (Patsy) ex Eastenders although very muted he knows how to bash those coconuts and the ever youthful Bonnie Langford (The Lady of the Lake) who was fabulous… would just liked to have seen more of her, she is charismatic, infectious has a tremendous voice she simply sparkled.
The entire company clearly enjoyed themselves and this rubbed off on the audience.
Two of my favourite moments were the dismembering of the Black Knight and Patsy’s rendition of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life a Python classic.
We have a lot to thank Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman and Terry Jones for who produced some great material back in the 70’s.
Spamalot runs until Saturday, 28th April at the Bristol Hippodrome.