Review: Spamalot! at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (07/04/2015)
14th April 2015
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Lovingly ripped off from the Monty Python’s is quite correct, as most of the funniest parts of Spamalot! are direct, or indirect, quotes from Monty Python’s Holy Grail. I can’t say I’m complaining though, as those parts of the musical were brilliant. The tension was palatable as the audience waited and waited until finally, in a heavy fake french accent, a guard uttered that infamous line: “your mother was an ‘amster, and your father smelled of elderberries!” Those Python lovers out there will have hopefully read that last in an ‘outrageous french accent.’ It was quite entertaining to see the cast laughing at jokes as well at points, leaving you secure in the fact that this humour was just perfectly childish, with a few adult jokes added in for the more mature of audiences. It also gives you the opportunity to keep laughing as much as you want, without wondering if you're going to miss something. And that’s what we did – laughing out loud, or at least giggling a little, it seemed as though most of the audience were interacting well with the silliness; and who can refuse to sing along with ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life?’ Eric Idle’s pure genius and universally loved song taken from the Pythons’ Life of Brian?
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