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Celebrity actors in the role of God in Spamalot
Celebrity actors take on the role of God in Monty Python's Spamalot, at The Playhouse Theatre for charity throughout Summer 2013.
The actors filmed the part of God, which will be shown during each performance of Spamalot, with their portrayal running for a week at a time. Hugh Bonneville as God kicks off the season on Monday 15th July; Barbara Windsor on Monday 5th August; Simon Callow on Monday 12th August. Dates for other Gods including Larry Lamb, Bradley Walsh, Christopher Biggins, will be announced soon. The role of God is currently played by Python legend Eric Idle, and features in Spamalot when King Arthur and the Knights of The Round Table are given their quest to find The Holy Grail. (NOTE: The role of God is filmed - no actor appears live on stage in the role).
‘The Summer of Spamalot Charity Gods’ has been created to raise money for several charities including Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre, The Make A Wish Foundation, the Great Ormond Street Hospital, Scene & Heard, Stage For Age and Keats Community Library.
Monty Python's Spamalot, which returned to the West End, opening at the Playhouse Theatre, on 20 Nov 2012, following previews 14 Nov 2012, is currently taking bookings to 2 Nov 2013.
Monty Python's Spamalot is "lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Book by Eric Idle, score by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
"Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings (cancelled due to health and safety) not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. The show features fantastic tunes more magical than a Camelot convention, including He Is Not Dead Yet, Knights of the Round Table, Find Your Grail and of course the Nation’s Favourite Comedy Song (Reader’s Digest Poll 2010 - before it went bust) Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life."