Showing posts with label Spamalot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spamalot. Show all posts

Friday, January 16

Hugh Bonneville appearing as "God" in Spamalot at Richmond

The new tour of Spamalot the musical starring Joe Pasquale, Sarah Earnshaw and Todd Carty has just kicked off at Manchester.

It has just been revealed that  Downton Abbey's Lord Grantham, Hugh Bonneville will be their 2D 'God' in  hen it visits Richmond  Theatre from 26th-31st January.(Pictured here and almost unrecognisable!)


Tuesday, November 5

Dick and Dom Joining Spamalot

CBBC TV presenters duo Dick and Dom are to join the cast of Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre taking over the roles of King Arthur and Patsy from Les Dennis and Michael Burgen.

It is their West End musical theatre debuts and they will join the show on December 2nd for six weeks.

Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood are the presenters of double BAFTA Award winning BBC1 weekend show Dick and Dom In Da House as well as Splatalot, The Sunday Morning Show, Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old and Takeshi’s Castle. .

Saturday, September 7

Brian May Playing God in Spamalot next week

Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May is also the producer of We Will Rock You at London's Dominion theatre.   Next week is joining the "Summer of Spamalot Charity Gods" lineup where different celebrities film the part of God to be shown at Monty Python's Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre  for a week at a time.

May's pre-recorded role will run from September 9th to the 14th and will benefit the Save Me Campaign, a non-profit organization that takes a stance against the persecution and torture of wildlife for sport.

Recent celebrities who have played the role for charity include Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville, Michael Palin, Barbara Windsor, Larry Lamb, Bradley Walsh, Simon Callow and Christopher Biggins.  The role of God in Spamalot appears when King Arthur and the Knights of The Round Table are given their quest to find The Holy Grail.

May said: "The opportunity to play God has got to be something that you can’t possibly pass up. I really, really didn’t want to stop. Once you've played God, nothing else will match up to that experience and I can quite understand what’s happened to David Cameron! I love Monty Python, always have done. Spamalot is a wonderful show and it’s very up-to-the-minute, it doesn’t date at all, and I recommend everyone see it at least five times."

Buy tickets from £13.50 to see Brian May in Spamalot

Saturday, November 3

Cast Announced for Spamalot at the Playhouse



Monty Python's Spamalot has been touring the UK for over a year and has just finished a limited season at the Harold Pinter Theatre.  It is now due to open at London's Playhouse Theatre with previews from November 14th, opening on November 24th where it will play through April 13th 2013.

The full cast has just been announced with Stephen Tompkinson/King Arthur: Anna Jane-Casey/Lady of the Lake: Todd Carty/Patsy until 24th November then Michael Burgen: Graham MacDuff/Sir Lancelot: Jon Robyns/Sir Galahad: Robin Armstrong/Sir Bedevere: Rob Delaney/Sir Robin and Adam Ellis/ Prince Herbert.

They will be joined by ensemble members James Nelson, Chris Jenkins, Hannah Malekzad, Rachel Knowles and swings Paul Bullion, Matthew Russell-Jones, Graham Newell and Amelia Adams-Pearce.

Monday, October 22

Stephen Tompkinson playing King Arthur in Spamalot at Playhouse

Actor Stephen Tompkinson has just been talking about his new DCI Banks series on This Morning and  a one off special of Wild at Heart which will air on ITV some time over Christmas/New Year.

He also revealed that he is growing a beard to play King Arthur in the new production of Spamalot in London's West End which opens at the Playhouse Theatre in November for a limited run through to April next year.

Other casting includes Anna-Jane Casey as The Lady of the Lake and eastEnders' Todd Carty reprising the role of Patsy until 24th November when he has to leave to start rehearsals for Abanazar in Aladdin at Kings Lynn Corn Exchange. Further casting to be announced.

Friday, May 18

Spamalot Tour to Move into Harold Pinter Theatre in July

Updated 24th May: The touring production of Spamalot is set to move into the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End on 24th July for a limited run until 8rd September 2012.

Tickets go on sale at 12 noon on Friday 25th May.

The cast of the UK tour of Spamalot who will be transferring into the West End with the production includes Marcus Brigstocke/King Arthur, former EastEnders actor Todd Carty /Patsy and Bonnie Langford as The Lady of the Lake.

Playing King Arthur’s loyal knights are Kit Orton (Sir Lancelot), Jon Robyns (Sir Galahad), Robin Armstrong (Sir Bedevere) and Rob Delaney (Sir Robin). The rest of the cast is made up of Adam Ellis, Tim Bonser, Niall Sheehey, Rachel Knowles, Hannah Malekzad, James Nelson, Michael Burgen and Amelia Adams-Pearse.


 

Tuesday, January 10

Steven Pacey is new King Arthur in Spamalot Tour

Steven Pacey is taking over from Marcus Brigstocke as King Arthur on the new tour of Monty Python's Spamalot.  Brigstocke leaves the show at the end of its Oxford run on 21st January and Pacey takes over on 23rd January when the show opens at Oxford. He remains with the show until 21st April at Sunderland Empire.

When he opens at Oxford he will be joined by Bonnie Langford who takes over from Jodie Prenger as the Lady of the Lake.

Stephen Pacey is an impressive performer with recent West End theatre credits including George in La Cage Aux Folles, he was an original Tony in West Side Story and an original Jesus in Godspell. His comedy work includes creating the role of Bertie Wooster in By Jeeves for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in A Musical.

TV work includes Wallander, Spooks, Murder in Mind and a spoof Tony Blair in Jeffrey Archer- The Truth

Thursday, November 10

Spamalot stars Jodie Prenger & Todd Carty to switch on Brighton Lights

Stars of the musical Spamalot including Jodie Prenger and Todd Carty are to switch on Brighton’s Christmas Lights on Wednesday November 16th at 5:30pm in East Street. 

The Monty Python musical is playing at Brighton’s Theatre Royal over the festive season with Marcus Brigstocke playing King Arthur, Jodie Prenger as the Lady of the Lake and Todd Carty playing Patsy.

A brand new Christmas lights scheme for the newly extended city centre Business Improvement District will be unveiled by Spamalot with the help of Juice FM, the cast the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus and some very special guests.

Tuesday, September 27

Cast for Spamalot Tour at Brighton

The tour of Monty Python's Spamalot starts again at the end of this year kicking off at the Theatre Royal Brighton from 5th December-14th January 2012.  When it opens here Marcus Brigstocke, Jodie Prenger and Todd Carty will all reprise their roles of King Arthur, Lady of the Lake and Patsy.

The tour then goes on to Liverpool, Oxford, Grimsby, Woking, Torquay, York, Stoke, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Richmond, Aylesbury, Sunderland, Bristol, Bromley, Manchester and Cornwall where it currently is due to end on 19th May.  Casting for the remainder of the tour is still to be confirmed.

Saturday, May 28

Spamalot tour extended

The current tour of Spamalot is due to end at the Southampton Mayflower on 11th June, but it is due to restart at Christmas when it plays at the Theatre Royal Brighton from 5th December-14th January 2012.  For this production Marcus Brigstocke is returning to the role of King Arthur and Todd Carty is back as the hapless Patsy, Further casting is still to be announced.

Next year the tour goes on to visit Liverpool, Oxford, Grimsby, Woking, Torquay, York, Stoke, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Richmond, Aylesbury and Sunderland. Will let you know as soon as I have dates and booking details.

Thursday, February 10

Special Ticket Offers for Tours of Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show, Elaine Paige Concerts and Spamalot

Ticketmaster are offering special deals on tickets for the tours of Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show, Elaine Paige in Concert and Spamalot  which are bookable for 72 hours from noon today until noon on Monday 14 February 2011.

Just click on the links below to take you through to the booking page.

Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show - Buy one get one free - normally up to £35 each.

Elaine Paige Concert Tour – Buy a pair of tickets at Blackpool Opera House and save up to £15 - normally up to £38.50 each.

Spamalot – Sunderland Empire top tickets for £22.50 - normally up to £32.50.

Thursday, December 30

Jessica Martin joining Spamalot tour as The Lady of the Lake

The touring version of Monty Python’s Spamalot goes from strength to strength continuing well into 2011.

As already mentioned, comedian Phill Jupitus will be taking on King Arthur’s crown from Matthew Kelly when it reaches Plymouth on 31st January. Jodie Prenger who is playing the Lady of the Lake will be sharing the role with Jessica Martin from 24th January when the show is at Southend.

Martin has a wealth of experience in West End musicals including Me And My Girl, Mack and Mabel, South Pacific, The Wizard of Oz, Babes in Arms, the Card, Sweeney Todd, Marguerite and Sunset Boulevard

She will be alternating with Jodie playing the Lady of the Lake when Spamalot visits Southend, Swansea, Sunderland, Ipswich, Eastbourne, Dartford, Leicester, Wolverhampton and Hull ending on 7th May.

Wednesday, November 24

Phill Jupitus to join Spamalot Tour as King Arthur

The UK Tour of Spamalot has announced more dates which now take it up until June 2011 when it is playing at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton.

Jodie Prenger has added a few more dates, and is now also playing the Lady of the Lake in Llandudno, Plymouth, Manchester, Cambridge, Bradford, Aylesbury, Blackpool, Dublin and Belfast.

Comedian, TV and Radio presenter Phill Jupitus takes on the role of King Arthur when it arrives in Plymouth on 31st January.  Matthew Kelly is playing the role at Milton Keynes, the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham over Christmas,  Llandudno and Southend until Jupitus joins.

Todd Carty is staying for the duration of tour playing Patsy.

The UK Cast recording of Spamalot is available via Amazon UK on November 30th 2010.

Thursday, November 18

Cast Recording of Spamalot UK Tour now released on 13th December

A cast recording of the UK tour of the Tony-winning musical Monty Python's Spamalot will now be released on 13th December and not November 29th as previously announced.  The delay is due to manufacturing problems..

The tour contuinues into 2011 with Matthew Kelly playing King Arthur at the Alexandra Theartre in Birmingham over the Christmas Period.

Phill Jupitus will take over the role of King Arthur on 17th January when it opens in Llandudno.

The album was recorded live at the Churchill Theatre Bromley in July of this year with the cast including Jodie Prenger, Todd Carty and Marcus Brigstocke.

The track listing for the 51 minute recording is as follows:

1. Overture/Historian’s Introduction to Act I
2. Fisch Schlapping Song/Finland
3. Monks Chant/Arthur King Of The Britons
4. I Am Not Yet Dead/Playoff
5. Come With Me
6. Laker Girls Chant
7. The Song That Goes Like This
8. All For One
9. Knights Of The Round Table/The Song That Goes Like This (Reprise)
10. Find Your Grail
11. Run Away
12. Historian's Introduction to Act II
13. Always Look On The Bright Side of Life
14. Brave Sir Robin
15. Star Song
16. Whatever Happened To My Part (Diva’s Lament)
17. Where Are You
18. His Name Is Lancelot
19. I'm All Alone
20. Twice In Every Show
21. Finale
22. Bright Side Bows/Exit Music


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Monday, September 27

More dates added to Spamalot Tour

The tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot is now booking well into 2011.  It spends Christmas at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham with Matthew Kelly playing King Arthur, Jodie Prenger as the Lady of the Lake and Todd Carty as Patsy, before moving on to Llandudno, Southend, Plymouth, Manchester, Sunderland, Aylesbury. Blackpool and Wolverhampton – currently ending there on 30th April 2011.

After Xmas the only bit of casting that has been announced is that Jodie Prenger will be appearing at the Llandudno venue.  Details of who will be playing the role of King Arthur and Patsy are not yet available.

Sunday, September 26

Spamalot’s New Lady of the Lake

The tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot has been receiving rave reviews all over the UK, and up until now two ladies have been sharing the role of Lady of the Lake – Jodie Prenger and Hayley Tamaddon.  This week is the last for Hayley when she will be appearing at the Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton.

From 18th October ex-Emmerdale actress Amy Nuttall will be playing the role at the Edinburgh Playhouse, Oxford New Theatre, Princes Theatre Torquay, Swan Theatre High Wycombe, Bath Theatre Royal, York Grand Opera House and Milton Keynes up until 4th December

Spamalot then moves into the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham over Christmas where Jodie Prenger will be back playing the role along with Matthew Kelly as King Arthur and Todd Carty as Patsy.

Wednesday, July 21

Another King Arthur joins Spamalot Tour

Comedian Marcus Brigstocke is currently playing King Arthur in the tour of Spamalot, but due to prior commitments he will not be appearing in the show when it visits Aberdeen, Cardiff, Sheffield and Torquay when James Gaddas (pictured) takes over the role.

Marcus returns when it plays at the Wycombe Swan on 8th November and is currently staying with it until it leaves York Grand Opera House on 27th November.

James Gaddas  is probably best known for playing Governor Neil Grayling in ITV's Bad Girls between 2002 and 2006. He has been appearing in Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre playing the role of Jackie Elliot.

Presenter and comedian Matthew Kelly is taking over the crown to join the show for a limited season when it visits Milton Keynes Theatre from November 29th - December 4th 2010 and the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham from 7th December 1st January 2011.

Tuesday, July 13

Matthew Kelly to wear King Arthur's crown on Spamalot tour

Marcus Brigstocke is playing King Arthur in the UK tour of Spamalot until it finishes at York Grand Opera House 27th November.  He will be handing over his crown to actor, presenter and comedian Matthew Kelly who is joining the show for a limited season when it visits Milton Keynes theatre from November 29th - December 4th 2010 and the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham from 7th December 1st January 2011.

Matthew’s Ladies of the Lake will be Amy Nuttall at Milton Keynes and Jodie Prenger at Birmingham. Todd Carty will play Patsy at both venues.

Matthew said: "I'm thrilled to be in Spamalot in Birmingham this holiday season. I'm a massive Monty Python fan and I've always looked on the bright side of life, so I'll be putting on me best chain mail to play with my chums Jodie Prenger and Todd Carty. The people of Brum have always been fantastically kind to me over the years so it's a special treat for me to be appearing in this spectacular show at the Alex."Rthur's crown in

Monday, June 28

Brigstocke extending run as King Arthur in Spamalot

Comedian Marcus Brigstocke is extending his run as King Arthur in the tour of Spamalot

He was originally leaving the show on 14th August when it finished at the Liverpool Empire as he had other commitments.  He is now staying on but will not be appearing in the production at Aberdeen, Cardiff, Sheffield and Torquay.  You can find out more details of his dates at Musical Theatre News.

He rejoins the show at the Wycombe Swan on 8th November and is currently staying with it until it leaves York Grand Opera House on 27th November.

As previously mentioned Amy Nuttall is joining the Spamalot tour as the third Lady of the Lake sharing the role with Jodie Prenger and Hayley Tamaddon when it arrives at Edinburgh Playhouse on 18th October.

Monday, June 21

Spamalot Tour News

As already mentioned, Amy Nuttall is to become the third lady of the Lake on the tour of Spamalot sharing the role with Jodie Prenger and Hayley Tamaddon.  She joins the tour in Edinburgh on 18th October.

Todd Carty has confirmed that he is now staying for the entire tour playing Patsy. Marcus Brigstocke is still leaving on 14th August as he is appearing at the Edinburgh Festival.

New tour dates have been added and the tour of Spamalot is now booking into next year playing at the Alexandra Birmingham over Christmas with the last date currently being at the Waterside theatre Aylesbury from 28th March-2nd April 2011