Theatre Patrick Marber has lifted serial womaniser Don Juan out of Moliere’s 17th century and dropped him into the 21st. Don Juan in Soho — ‘‘ filthy, furious, gloriously funny’’, writes London critic Christopher Hart in The Times — has its Australian premiere with suave Dan Wylie as the pants- man. Melbourne Theatre Company at the Fairfax Studio, previews from January 4. Bookings: 1300 723 038. Musical: With memorable tunes, big dance numbers and cheap gags, Spamalot is an entertainment of the kind it parodies, writes Eamonn Kelly. Created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, it draws heavily on the Athurian lampoon Monty Python and the Holy Grail . Bille Brown plays King Arthur with marvellous understatement; also outstanding are Lucinda Shaw as the Lady of the Lake and Stephen Hall as Lancelot. Her Majesty’s Theatre. Bookings: 136 100.
Silly: Hall and Shaw in Spamalot