Spamalot closing 3 Jan 2009 - Sanjeev Bhaskar joins cast as King Arthur from 23 June 2008

Spamalot closing 3 Jan 2009 - Sanjeev Bhaskar joins cast as King Arthur from 23 June 2008

Monty Python's Spamalot. has posted closing notices for 3 Jan 2009 at the Palace Theatre, in preparation for a UK tour beginning April 2009.

From 23 June 2008, Sanjeev Bhaskar, will take over the role of 'King Arthur'. He is best known as the host of The Kumars at No. 42 and for his appearances in the award-winning radio and television sketch show Goodness Gracious Me. Sanjeev Bhaskar was last on stage in the West End at the Whitehall Theatre in Yasmina Reza’s Art.

The cast from 23 June 2008 will also include, Swedish reality TV star Nina Söderquist continuing as 'The Lady of The Lake', Jake Nightingale (Sir Lancelot), Andrew Spillett (Patsy), Michael Xavier (Sir Dennis Galahad), Ross Dawes (Sir Robin).

Monty Python's Spamalot, opened on 16 Oct 2006, following previews from 30 Sep, to excellent notices from the popular press: THE INDEPENDENT says, "Deliriously silly and loopily enjoyable evening." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Inventive production...It’s a wonderful night"; THE GUARDIAN says, "In short, the show has its moments... Irony has its place but it's not quite enough to sustain a whole evening." THE TIMES says, "Cheerfully mischievous...Silly? Very. Funny? You bet."

The show 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.

It is directed by Mike Nichols, Choreography by Casey Nicholaw , costumes & design by Tim Hatley, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, produced by Boyett Ostar Productions.

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.

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