Arbroath Musical Society is due to gallop onto the Webster Memorial Theatre stage in Arbroath next week in search of the Holy Grail in Monty Python’s Spamalot!
A spokesperson said: “We hope Arbroath and the surrounding community will come and support AMS next week. Whether you’re a Python fan or not this is a comedy show with some of the well-known scenes from the motion picture and has previously won a Tony award for ‘Best Musical’ and ran for three years on London’s West End.
“There is currently a production touring the UK and we were lucky enough to have been granted the performance rights and to be performing this before the tour hits Scotland. In addition we appear to be the only amateur theatre group in Scotland performing the show. Audiences can come and see us for a fraction of the price of a professional production and don’t have to travel as far. Those of you who have come to see an AMS production previously know we strive to put on a near professional production, and would love for you to see this show.”
The cast has been working extremely hard over the winter months along with the production team consisting of Alan Christison as producer, Richard Allan as musical director and Darren-Paul Handy as choreographer.
Monty Python’s Spamalot is set in 932 AD and tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings (cancelled due to health and safety reasons) not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. The show features the hilarious songs ‘He Is Not Dead Yet’, ‘Knights Of The Round Table’, ‘Find Your Grail’ and, of course, the nation’s favourite comedy song (Reader’s Digest Poll 2009) ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’, lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Tickets can be booked now from the Webster Theatre box office, 01241 435800, or from the theatre website, for one of the most eagerly-anticipated and exciting musical releases in recent years.
Performances are Wednesday to Saturday, February 11 to 14 at the Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath, nightly at 7.30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2.30 p.m.
If you like to laugh a lot, come and see Spamalot!