Last night I watched the first show of the Spamalot tour 2015 at the beautiful Manchester Opera House.
I’m a little ashamed to say I haven’t watched much Monty Python before, so it was all quite new to me.
The show was very funny from start to finish, a lot like a pantomime with characters bursting out into uncontrollable laughter and a few moustaches falling off here and there. The crowd loved this and it’s nice to feel part of a production too.
The show, costumes and scenery are very bright, you can’t help but sit there grinning throughout.
The lead role, King Arthur was played by Joe Pasquale, Patsy is played by Todd Carty or Eastenders fame. Not knowing the show, Patsy is a quite strange part. Basically he is Prince Arthur’s right hand man and pretend horse, well something like that!
Some great vocal performances namely from Sarah Earnshaw who plays the lady of the lake, and Richard Meek playing Sir Galahad. My favourite part of the show was their duet singing ‘The song that goes like this’, amazing vocals and a showstopping, dashing performance from Meek.
I would compare Spamalot to Book Of Mormon but with British humour and a smaller cast. It’s great to go to a theatre and see some crude humour coupled with singing and dancing, perfect combination!
If you’re looking for a fun night out, pop along to the Manchester Opera House before 24th January or catch the show around the country on tour, dates available here