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Review: All the jokes, songs and twists alive in Spamalot (2009)

Given the up coming production of Spamalot by Showbiz Christchurch in April 2011 I thought that you might want to read a review of the New Zealand Premiere Performance of Spamalot as performed by the Manawatu Theatre Society in 2009.

By Monty Python.
Performed by the Manawatu Theatre Society
Directed by Scott Andrew.
Reviewed by LEE MATTHEWS (Manawatu Standard)
Review Date: 20/11/2009

What, as King Arthur comments, an eccentric performance! And what a great show.

Cast and crew of the Manawatu Theatre Society pulled out all the stops last night with the New Zealand premiere of Monty Python's Spamalot.

The near-capacity audience at the Globe Theatre rocked laughing, mouthing along with favourite parts of the show and being surprised by the twists.

Highlights were the African Swallow opening sequence, Dennis's proletariat political lecture, the unplanned travels of Sir Bedevere's bristling black Movember-style moustache and the energy and Vegas-glitz in Sir Lancelot's dancealot number. And we were just loving Patsy (Michael Forrest) and the Lady of the Lake (Kate Johnson), with her glamour, great voice and fabulous costumes. A moistened bint indeed! And the rabbit. This is the stage version of Monty Python and The Holy Grail, so the rabbit and its nasty big pointy teeth takes up deservedly serious stage time.

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