I have never been a follower of Monty Python, but any misgivings I may have had were quickly forgotten as I watched Arbroath Musical Society’s production of ‘Spamalot’.
It’s a show that goes like this...!
The wit and humour are in evidence from the rise of the curtain and the company would seem to enjoy it as much as the audience.
It is difficult in so few words to compliment everyone in person but mention must go to King Arthur (Brian Boardman) who rules the stage and Lady of the Lake (Colette Dear) whose relaxed unique voice is so pleasing to the ear.
There are so many characters each played with courage and conviction it would be impossible to mention them all, but each lend their own humour to this production and everyone has a moment to shine.
Alan Christison had quite a task with this his first AMS production being such a different kind of show for AMS to tackle but the humour in the dialogue never missed a trick,a well planned, detailed and slick production.
The lively energetic choreography by Darren Handy kept this happy company and dancing girls on their toes and the band led by musical director Richard Allan was tight and complimentary to the excellent company singing which had me swaying, singing and whistling along.
Congratulations to the whole AMS team and if you haven’t already got a seat I would book one now, leave your worries on the doorstep and enjoy a great night’s entertainment.
Tickets from the Webster Memorial Theatre box office, 01241 435800, priced £12, £10 concession or £35 for a family of two adults and two children. JH