Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Abbey Theatre, Nuneaton, 7 – 10 June.
Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, flatulent Frenchmen, and killer rabbits. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Galahad and we also get to meet the mysterious Lady of the Lake.
Preparing to become Knights of olde in Spamalot
Director Angela Adams says: "They say the secret to happiness is to try new things, expand your experiences and have things to do that are different from your day job. Ordinarily I’m working as an engineer, doing things with maths and sciences. Being given the opportunity to do something else, in my case direct one of the silliest Broadway musicals in twenty-years, isn’t just a privilege, it’s making me happy!
“Masqueraders Theatre Group have a long-established track record of producing excellent amateur productions, with live music and all the special effects that you could hope for. I feel like I’ve been handed a big box of toys to play with and I’ve got loads of friends round to join in.
“I can really recommend theatrical things as a new hobby, and on top of that we’ve got what’s shaping-up to be a great show."