KLODS presenting popular Monty Python musical Spamalot in King's Lynn
KLODS (King’s Lynn Operatic and Dramatic Society) will be presenting the multi-award winning Spamalot Monty Python musical at St George’s Guildhall in Lynn from April 3.
“It is 932AD, and the Kingdom is divided. To the West the Anglo-Saxons, to the East the French.
“Above nothing but Celts and some people from Scotland. In Gwynedd, Powys, and Dyfed – plague.
“In the kingdoms of Wessex, Sussex, Essex and Kent – plague. In Mercia and the two Anglias – plague. With a 50 per cent chance of pestilence and famine coming out of the Northeast at 12 miles per hour.”
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.
Outside, there is plague with a 50 per cent chance of pestilence and famine.
Throughout the show, Arthur, travelling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Galahad. They also meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni, not to mention the search for a Shrubbery…
KLODS are presenting this musical, penned by Python Eric Idle and composer John Du Prez and just fresh from its 2018 UK tour, in the authentic Shakespearian setting of the Guildhall of Saint George.
Directed and choreographed by Hayley Dennis, with tap routines by Jenny Coleman and vocal coaching by Amy Power, the strong cast delivers with strength and style the varying musical numbers that can only be the work of the Python-derived crazy creative team.
Song styles from classic musicals which range from jazz, light opera, torch songs to disco, plus the iconic “Always look on the bright side of life”.
A guaranteed laugh out loud script, and even some famous local faces in the cast!
Dates at the King’s Street venue are Wednesday, April 3, to Saturday, April 6.
Evening performances are 7.30pm. Matinee on Saturday, April 6, at 2.30pm.
Tickets are £15 for all performances and available from the Alive Lynn Corn Exchange website www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01553 764864.
Book soon to avoid misery!