When the Monty Python team unleashed their hilarious medieval romp Monty Python and the Holy Grail on an unprepared world in 1975, few people suspected that it would resurface as a theater production decades later. But resurface Grail has, albeit in an even funnier form, if that is possible.
Spamalot is directed by Tony Award-winning director Mike Nichols, and has audiences rolling in the aisles like the limbless knights in armor with which the story is littered. Spamalot’s plot follows ancient King Arthur on his historic quest for the Holy Grail, through a fabled landscape where magic and, er, not so magical beings dwell. Arthur recruits several gallant knights to help him find the Grail, such as Sirs Bedevere, Robin, Lancelot and Galahad, and trot on their imaginary steeds into mischief-a-plenty. The gaggle of bizarre characters they meet along the way and the nonsense spouted by these ludicrous creatures leaves audiences chortling in amused disbelief. The French Taunter, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Killer Rabbit, and the Knights who say Ni, are just a few of those wreaking havoc across England’s green and preposterous land, and Arthur and his merry men must face them all.
Tour dates yet to happen include the following:
Mar 06-Mar 18, Baltimore, MD, France – Merrik/Hippodrome; Mar 20-Apr 08, Philadelphia, PA Kimmel Center; Apr 10-Apr 22, Hartford, CT, Bushnell Center; Apr 24-Apr 29, Rochester, NY, Auditorium Center; May 01-May 06, Buffalo, NY, Shea’s PAC; May 08-May 13, Indianapolis, IN, Murat Center; May 15-May 20, Louisville, KY Kentucky Center; May 22-Jun 17, Houston, TX, Hobby Center; Jun 19-Jul 08, Dallas, TX, Music Hall; Jul 10-Jul 15, Tulsa, OK, Tulsa PAC; Jul 17-Jul 22, Des Moines, IA Civic Center; Aug 14-Aug 19, Kansas City, MO Music Hall; Sep 04-Sep 16, Salt Lake City, UT, Capital Theatre; Sep 18-Oct 07, Denver, CO Buell Theatre;