The news that the surviving members of Monty Python are set to reunite for a live stage show has thrilled comedy fans around the world, but in case you don't manage to get a ticket for the big event – or if you do and would like something to get you in the mood for it – you may want to take a trip to the Playhouse Theatre to see Monty Python's Spamalot.
Based on the popular film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the show tells the story of King Arthur and his knights as they go on a whimsical adventure that is full of thrills, spills and a lot of laughs.
Having originally been staged on Broadway in New York in 2005, the musical comedy went on to win three Tony Awards before beginning a run at London's Palace Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.
Since then, the show has toured the world, receiving rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.
Based on a book by original Monty Python member Eric Idle, Spamalot will be returning to the Playhouse – where it ran for six weeks last summer – from January 20th, and will feature British comedian Joe Pasquale as King Arthur.
Aside from his popular stand-up shows, Pasquale has also featured in a number of Hollywood movies including Horton Hears a Who and Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties. On top of this, British audiences may well remember him for winning I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here in 2004.
Monty Python's Spamalot features a number of the group's many musical hits, which fans of the comedy troupe will no doubt recognise from their sketch show and films. Among the numbers to be performed in the show is Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – perhaps the most famous comedy song of all time – while Find Your Grail and He is Not Dead Yet also feature.