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Christopher Sieber to join London cast of Spamalot
Christopher Sieber, who created the role of Sir Dennis Galahad in the Broadway production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT will join the London cast, which opens at the Palace Theatre 16 Oct 2006, following previews from 2 Oct - booking to 31 March 2007.
Christopher Sieber’s Broadway credits include Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Triumph of Love and A Christmas Carol as well as the New York City Opera production of Cinderella. Off-Broadway his work includes Avow, The Boys in the Band and Pal Joey. His television credits include It’s All Relative, Two of a Kind, Sex and the City, Ed, Guiding Light, All My Children and Another World.
As previously announced: Tim Curry returns to the London stage after an absence of over 20 years to play 'King Arthur', reprising the role he created on Broadway. (In January 2007 Curry will hand over the role of King Arthur to Simon Russell Beale). West End Musicals performer Hannah Waddingham will play 'The Lady of the Lake', David Birrell plays 'Patsy', Tom Goodman-Hill plays 'Sir Lancelot' and Robert Hands, 'Sir Robin'.
Directed by Mike Nichols, Monty Python's SPAMALOT, has a book by Eric Idle, from the screenplay of the Pythons' film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Featuring a new score with music and lyrics by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. The show also has three songs from the 1975 film.
Choreography by Casey Nicholaw , costumes & design by Tim Hatley, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, produced by Boyett Ostar Productions.
Monty Python's SPAMALOT has broken house records, playing to standing-room-only audiences since opening to critical acclaim in March, 2005 at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway. In addition, Mike Nichols won his eighth Tony Award for direction of the musical.
Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, Monty Python's SPAMALOT features a chorus line of dancing divas (and serfs), flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and a legless knight.