Look on the bright side of life with Spamalot at the Edinburgh Playhouse this March

Following the Pythons’ incredible 10 night sell-out run at London’s O2 Arena, Monty Python’s Spamalot gallops back out on tour, to bring the West End production to Edinburgh this month. 

Having first played King Arthur for a successful West End run last summer, comedian Joe Pasquale is pleased as punch to be back in the role (he would be pleased as Holy Grail Ale, but it’s not really got the same ring to it). He stars alongside Todd Carty, who starred as Patsy from the very start of this production both on tour and in the West End run, and Sarah Earnshaw as The Lady of The Lake.

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.  

Joe Pasquale originally won the part of King Arthur through a truly unique casting process as Bonnie Langford and Joe had both appeared in ITV1’s Dancing on Ice and starred together in Pirates of Penzance, so she contacted him on Twitter when she was playing The Lady of The Lake, invited him to see her in the show and suggested to the producers that he’d be a great King Arthur (she was proved right!). Joe’s performance has been described as “being Joe Pasquale at his very best”,having a “loveable quality” with his “comic touches and ad-libs work perfectly in the fast-paced dialogue”.

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.

Spamalot is at the Edinburgh Playhouse from 16 - 21 March. For tickets and information visit: