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Michael Palin to appear as God in Spamalot in Edinburgh


Monty Python legend, Michael Palin has beaten off stiff competition from Brian May, Professor Brian Cox, Hugh Bonneville, Michael Ball and Eric Idle to appear on screen during each performance of Spamalot at The Edinburgh Playhouse from 16 – 21 March as part of Monty Python’s Spamalot UK Tour.
‘The Spamalot Charity Gods’ has been created to raise-a-lot of shillings for the charities supported by the actors who are playing God while the show is on tour across the country from January to June.
Michael Palin took time out of his busy schedule (of travelling through a large and expensive extensive forest for some TV show or other) to film the part of God, which will be shown during each performance of Spamalot when the UK tour visits Edinburgh. His nominated charity is Action for Stammering Children.
The role of God features in Spamalot when King Arthur and the Knights of The Round Table are given their quest to find The Holy Grail.
As well as Michael Palin appearing as God, actor and comedian Joe Pasquale is returning to the role of King Arthur and actor Todd Carty returns as King Arthur’s faithful manservant Patsy, after playing the roles in the West End production.
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a kind-of new musical with a book by Eric Idle and an entirely new score for the new production, (well, almost) created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings (cancelled due to health and safety) not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. The show features fantastic tunes more magical than a Camelot convention, including He Is Not Dead Yet,Knights of the Round TableFind Your Grail and of course the Nation’s Favourite Comedy Song (Reader’s Digest Poll 2010 - before it went bust), Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.
PERFORMANCES
16 - 21 March 2015
Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
Running time: 2 hours – this one doesn’t drag on!
The Playhouse Theatre, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA
Tickets: £10.50 - £41.90 (plus booking fee). ON SALE NOW.

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