Monty Python's Spamalot is coming to Coventry on Thursday - how to get tickets

Monty Python's Spamalot is coming to Coventry on Thursday - how to get tickets

Postby dutchman » Wed May 24, 2017 4:37 am

After 12 months of planning and preparation, Coventry Musical Theatre Society present Spamalot, the hilarious Tony and Grammy Award winning musical

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Musical Theatre and Monty Python fans are in for a treat at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre this week.

After 12 months of planning and preparation, Coventry Musical Theatre Society present Spamalot, the hilarious Tony and Grammy Award winning nusical on the city theatre stage from Thursday May 25 to Saturday May 27.

Written by Eric Idle, this side splitting musical comedy follows the quest of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table as they set out on a quest to discover the Holy Grail. The show is loosely based on the hugely successful film Monty Python and the Holy Grail and features many of the sketches and characters created by the Python team for both this film and their very popular television series.

Six times NODA award winning Coventry Musical Theatre Society are proud to bring the local premier of this show to the Belgrade Theatre.

They are one of the first groups to be granted permission to stage this musical by the American rightsholders, who wrote to the company several years ago offering the society the opportunity to secure them.

Director Steve Boden explains the opportunities faced when staging a new production: “Spamalot became a massive multi-award winning hit when it opened on Broadway in 2005 and subsequently in London in Autumn 2006 and what makes it an exciting piece of musical theatre is that it is new and mixes comedy and great musical theatre on a lavish spectacular scale.

"If you like musical theatre and great songs, then Spamalot has that in an abundance. From the toe tapping Always Look on the Bright side of Life to the Lloyd Webber spoof The Song That Goes Like This, the music is instantly familiar and perfect for the characters.

"Python humour abounds with some very funny portrayals of characters including The Knights of Ni and Eric Idle appears projected on screen in one section. It’s an incredibly well conceived piece of musical theatre which has challenged the company both in terms of performance and technical staging.”

With a cast of more than 40 performers, 200 costumes, pyrotechnics, special effects and a 12-piece orchestra, this promises to be a spectacular evening. Society Chairman Adam Chapman adds: “CMTS is Coventry’s longest established Musical Theatre Society, formed in 1909 and having produced musicals in the city almost every year since then.

"We’re honoured to be continuing to build on this legacy and thrilled to be given the opportunity to produce our musicals at The Belgrade Theatre every year.”

Tickets start from £16.20 , concessions from £14.70 so book your tickets today by calling the friendly Box Office team on 024 7655 3055, or by going online at http://www.belgrade.co.uk where tickets are even cheaper.

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