LAUGH A LOT
Acclaimed as one of the best comedies of all time, Monty Python and the Holy Grail serves as the inspiration for a loosely based stage adaptation,
Monty Python’s Spamalot, opening this month at the Globe Auditorium in Taguig. Though the musical features a nearly identical set of characters from the critically acclaimed film and incorporates a number of unforgettable scenes, Spamalot takes the quest for the Holy Grail much further than in the movie. King Arthur leads the action accompanied by his loyal knights: Sir Lancelot, the Homicidally Brave; Sir Robin, the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir-Lancelot; Sir Dennis Galahad, the Dashingly Handsome; and Sir Bedevere, the Strangely Flatulent. Pay attention or you might miss a gag cast member, Sir Not-Appearing-in-this-Show. Of course, the show wouldn’t be complete without the appearances of the mysterious Lady of the Lake, the hysterical Knights who say Ni, and the psychotic Black Knight. The original stage version of Spamalot, which featured lyrics and book by Monty Python member Eric Idle with music co-written by John Du Prez, opened in Chicago in 2004. It made it to Broadway the following year, winning three Tony Awards. The Philippine run, presented by Upstart Productions, is directed by Joel Trinidad and Nicky Triviño. April 13, 14, 15, 20, and 22, Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, Bonifacio Global City; tickets available through Ticketworld, 891.9999, ticketworld.com.ph.