Watlington Players celebrate 40th anniversary with Spamalot

Watlington Players in costume for this Spamalot photo-call
Watlington Players in costume for this Spamalot photo-call
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Watlington Players are celebrating their 40th anniversary by staging the newly-released musical Spamalot, which is based on the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

This show contains many familiar moments from the film with the inclusion of songs such as Knights of the Round Table and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life along with the trademark Python humour of course!

The Players say: “Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.

“Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? Please be aware that the show does have some adult content and naughty words.”

The show opens on Wednesday and continues nightly at 7.30pm to Saturday, June 4, at Watlington village Hall. Raised seating will once again be used, and refreshments will be available from the bar. Tickets cost £10, and can be booked online at www.watlingtonplayers.com or by calling 0845 052 9645.

Watlington Players were formed in February 1976, and have been running shows ever since.

To celebrate the 40th year the group’s annual meal was attended by members past and present, including Nigel Lilley who is now a well-respected musical director in the West End.

Since working in the village hall, the Players have developed a routine of performing a pantomime in January, a musical at the end of May and a play at the end of October.

The youth group have also been performing a show once a year, and last year’s The Little Mermaid won the NODA 4N Best Youth Performance for this area.

More details of past or upcoming shows can be found at www.watlingtonplayers.com or on the Facebook page.