Monty Python’s Spamalot, London – review

Spamalot, the Monty Python musical finally opened in London 2 days ago, after a successful ride (Tony Award) on Broadway.

I am normally not that crazy about musicals, I tend to find them boring. But Spamalot is not your average musical, it kicks ass. It takes the piss out of every musical cliche you can come up with, it has stolen from every musical you can come up with, it is impressively actual and up to date, it is hilariously funny and has some very intelligent jokes too. The set design is fantastic with castles, palaces and things like a huge trojan, uhm, rabbit. And people like the Knights Who Say Ni (We are no longer the Knights who say “NI”. We are now the Knights who say “Icky Icky Icky Icky”). So silly, but so very funny.
Tim Curry is brilliant as King Arthur (he will play King Arthur until January 2007) always followed by his coconut gallopping assistant, and the Lady of the Water has an amazing voice, while singing beautifooly songs. And You get John Cleese as the voice of God. And ..

Well I am not even that big a Monty Python fan, but what can I say, you want to see this.
It’s big big fun.

6 thoughts to “Monty Python’s Spamalot, London – review”

  1. *whisper* I also find most of the musicals really boring!

    So I’ll definitely go see this one on the first opportunity, thanks for the review :-)

  2. …ptang rupong and mm mm mmmm. Yes, this might actually get me to see a musical, as long as the English language version makes it to the Netherlands. Or maybe one reason more to come to London?

  3. @Edwinek: I don’t think that is going to happen, the English version to Holland. But yeah, a good reason to come to London. And I would advise to see the version with Tim Curry because he steps down and passes the crown to the next person the end of December. He is so cool and funny.

  4. This sounds like so much fun! I know it’s silly, but I love it when people break into song and there’s nothing at all I can do about it.

  5. Don’t waste any money on this one- it’s dire. Brings to mind the format of the worst of a Royal Variety Show/Christmas Ice Gala. It suffers from Broadway formula treatment with a mish mash of unoriginal sketches and parodies which lack the sparky humour of it’s Monty Python roots.

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