Monty Python’s Spamalot. Book and lyrics by Eric Idle. Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle. From the original musical Monty Python and the Holy Grail with original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle. Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Directed by Richard Carroll. Choreographer. Cameron Mitchell. Musical supervisor. Conrad Hamill. Designer. Emma Vine. One Eyed Man Productions ThePlayhouse. Canberra Theatre Centre. February 27 – March 1. Bookings 62435711.
Reviewed by Peter Wilkins
|Josie Lane, Jane Watt, Blake Appelqvist|
and Marty Alix as the Knights of Ni
|Cramer Cain as King Arthur and|
|Josie Lane, Cramer Cain and Company|
It’s all good revue style fun, expertly and tightly directed by Carroll with lyrical, catchy tunes by Eric Idle and John du Prez and with a cast who flamboyantly embrace the spirit of Monty Python humour. After all, with book, lyrics and music by master Python himself, you know that you’re in for the real thing. If the audience had not been cunningly coaxed to stand to salute the Arthur Award winner at the end, the show would have come to a rapturous close with a spontaneous standing ovation. No spam in this inbox of whole-hearted fun.