Preview: Monty Python’s Spamalot at the King’s Theatre

By Liam Hainey

Monty Python’s Spamalot opens on Tuesday at the King’s Theatre on Bath Street. The show is being produced by Glasgow’s Pantheon Club, one of the city’s oldest amateur dramatic societies.

Spamalot first hit the stage in 2005, making it’s debut on Broadway. The show was adapted from comedy classic Monty Python and the Grail by original cast member, Eric Idle.

During the show’s first run in New York it picked up 14 Tony Award nominations and won three.

The show tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they venture across medieval England in search of the legendary Holy Grail. In classic Python fashion their journey features a mixture of slapstick, bawdy and surreal humour.

Fans of the source material will recognise many of the characters including; the Black Knight, the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog and Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir-Lancelot.

In addition the producers promise showgirls, cows and French people.

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The show has a brief run, from the 11th to the 15th of April. Tickets start at £10 and are available in person from the King’s Theatre box office, by calling 0844 871 7648 or online at atgtickets.com.

Door’s open at 19:30 each day except Saturday the 14th when they open at 20:30. There are matinee shows at 14.30 on the 12th and the 15th as well as at 17.30 on the 14th.

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