Following its sell-out run at Hayes Theatre Co in March 2019, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT will play tour dates in 2020 through NSW, Canberra and Queensland, culminating in a Melbourne season.

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT re-tells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Guided by the fabulous belting diva The Lady of the Lake, the knights battle their way past various cows, killer rabbits, and French people in pursuit of claiming the legendary Grail.

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT was a smash hit in both New York and London, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Now comes a production that re-defines the word ‘epic’. Really, really re-defines it.

A diverse, cross-gender cast of heroic/foolish actors (and their assistant stage manager) embrace the satirical, home-made spirit of the original movie and the Monty Python TV series, enlisting the help of some carefully-chosen backdrops, a CD player stuffed with backing tracks, and – when all else fails – a large dose of meta-theatrical humour. Hold on tight, expect the unexpected, and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life!

“I’m really excited to take this new production of Monty Python’s Spamalot out on tour, and share the anarchic, rule-breaking, hilarious world of Python with even more people in 2020”, said director Richard Carroll.

“It’s been a joy to take the raucous meta-theatrical language we created in our production of Calamity Jane, and push it even further in this show. Plus, in today’s world we know that comedy knows no racial or gender barriers, and I’m excited to see a new generation of diverse performers (including some gender-swapped casting) bring new life to this beloved material. Thanks to the audience, it will be different every night – which I believe is what makes theatre so exciting.”

Canberra Theatre Centre from 26 February 2020 https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/monty-python-spamalot/

HOTA – Gold Coast from 5 March 2020 https://hota.com.au/theatre/spamalot/

Riverside Theatre, Parramatta – Sydney from 19 March 2020 https://riversideparramatta.com.au/

The Art House, Wyong – Central Coast from 26 March 2020 http://www.thearthousewyong.com.au

Arts Centre Melbourne from 29 April 2020 https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au

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