Thursday, March 17, 2005

Is Camelot funnier the second time around?

We will find out soon enough. Actually, it's not soon enough for my tastes, but saying "we shall find out after an agonizing delay" isn't a very well known expression. In any event, Eric Idle has, with the blessing of his fellow Pythons, adapted "Monty Python and the Holy Grail to the stage. There were apparently a good many changes including making the Lady of the Lake a significant character and giving it a bit more of a plot, but from what I have read, the epic silliness is still present. Eric Idle has written some new songs for the project, titled Spamalot. And John Cleese will be performing as the voice of God. The initial cast sounds too good to miss. David Hyde-Pierce will be playing Brave Sir Robin. Hank Azaria is Lancelot. And, as Arthur, Tim Curry! I doubt they will be in the touring company, so if you want to see them, you may have to travel to New York. And I am considering just that.