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Monty Python's Spamalot Casting Update!
Casting Update for Monty Python's SPAMALOT,which opens at the Palace Theatre on 16 Oct 2006, following previews from 2 Oct 2006 - booking to 31 March 2007
Tim Curry will return to the London stage after an absence of over 20 years to play 'King Arthur', reprising the critically acclaimed role he created on Broadway. In January 2007 Curry will hand over the role of King Arthur to Simon Russell Beale, who is currently playing King Arthur at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway. 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'.
Further casting will be announced shortly.
Tickets are now on sale!!
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.