By kind permission from Theatrical Rights Worldwide
The Stage Musical Comedy with Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
Find your grail...
Lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot
is the fresh Broadway hit and irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend. It was
nominated for 14 Tony Awards, winning three including Best New Musical for 2005.
Spamalot features a shameless parade of puns, a posse of knights in tights (also
shameless), a bevy of beautiful showgirls, a ‘dazzling diva’, hilarious dance numbers,
not to mention cows, killer rabbits some really terrible fake French accents and the
somewhat odd Knights who say “ni” are just part of the adventures and dangers
awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very very very round table in their quest for
the holy grail.
Leading the quest is King Arthur with his trusty servant Patsy rounds up his gallant
knights - and a broad assortment of other characters - Sir Lancelot the Homicidally
Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir-Lancelot, Sir Galahad and the
Strangely Flatulent Sir Bedevere.
“Grab your coconuts… I mean your tickets now as it’s expected to sell very very very well”
Disclaimer: Spamalot pokes fun at almost everyone and everything, even Broadway
musicals. It is most appropriate for children 12 and older who can appreciate the
unique Pythonesque sense of humour that – without apology – can appear cheeky,
impertinent, irreverent, disrespectful, and sometimes just plain rude… but to the
sophisticated and discerning eye, it is silliness raised to an art form and all good fun.
But, please, if you are easily offended, take King Arthur’s advice and ‘Run away!’