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Spamalot moves to the Playhouse Theatre

Marcus Brigstocke and Jon Culshaw as King Arthur in Spamalot. Photo credit: Simon Turtle.

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING its success at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Monty Python’s Spamalot will continue its West End run by moving to The Playhouse Theatre, where it begins performances on November 12, 2012.

According to the press release, the announcement of this new season at The Playhouse follows Eric Idle’s acclaimed performance of Always Look On The Bright Side of Life at the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony – the world sang along, and Spamalot audiences get the opportunity to do so too!

Casting for the Playhouse Theatre has yet to be announced.

Tickets: £15 – £65 – available from the box office on 0844 871 7627 or online at

The Mystery of Charles Dickens, starring Simon Callow, runs at the Playhouse Theatre from September 17 (previews from September 13) to November 3, 2012.

Previously Posted: This summer, Monty Python’s Spamalot returns to the West End – to the Harold Pinter Theatre (formerly Comedy Theatre), where it will run for a limited season from July 24 to September 9, 2012.

Currently on tour, the production’s stars – Marcus Brigstocke (as King Arthur), former EastEnder Todd Carty (Patsy) and Bonnie Langford (The Lady of the Lake) – will reprise their roles in the West End.

However, impressionist Jon Culshaw will play King Arthur from August 2 to September 2.

“Lovingly ripped-off” from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their quest for the Holy Grail.

The show features a chorus line of dancing divas (and serfs), flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and a legless knight.

The cast also includes Robin Armstrong (as Sir Bedevere), Rob Delaney (Sir Robin), Adam Ellis (Prince Herbert), Kit Orton (Sir Lancelot), Jon Robyns (Sir Galahad), Amelia Adams Pearce, Tim Bonser, Michael Burgen, Rachel Knowles, Hannah Malekzad, James Nelson and Paul Bullion.