Spamalot cast update at Playhouse Theatre - August 2013
Les Dennis and Warwick Davis have been cast in Monty Python's Spamalot at The Playhouse Theatre.
Les Dennis plays 'King Arthur' from 3 Aug to 2 Nov 2013, and Warwick Davis plays 'Patsy' from 23 Sep to 19 Oct 2013. Bonnie Langford continues as 'The Lady of The Lake'.
Les Dennis, who won ITV’s New Faces in 1974, has appeared on a variety of TV shows including Russ Abbot’s Madhouse, The Laughter Show, Family Fortunes, Celebrity Big Brother and Extras. ON stage Les has starred in Chicago, Me and My Girl, Art, Hairspray and Legally Blonde The Musical. Les Dennis said; "As a kid I was always a massive fan of Monty Python so when Spamalot came to town I thought 'I'd really love to be in that'. And now I'm excited that I'm actually not just in it, but playing the lead role. I'm really looking forward to always looking on the bright side of life!"
Warwick Davis started his career playing the role of Wicket the Ewok in Star Wars VI: Return of The Jedi and went on to star in the fantasy feature film Willow. He then appeared in The Chronicles of Narnia, Labyrinth and the Leprechaun films, before returning to Star Wars in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Further success followed when he starred in the Harry Potter films, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and in Jack the Giant Slayer (though not as the Giant, obviously). His TV credits include the BBC shows Extras, Merlin, Doctor Who and Life’s Too Short. Warwick Davis said; "I'm delighted to be making my West End debut at the Playhouse Theatre. I've been in hit TV shows and blockbuster Hollywood movies, but you are never really taken seriously as an actor until you've done a play. That's why I jumped at the opportunity to play Patsy in Spamalot."
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."