Spamalot will return to the West End beginning July 24. The touring production, directed by Christopher Luscombe, will play London’s Harold Pinter Theatre through September 9, with an official opening set for July 31. British comedians Marcus Brigstocke (Love Actually) and Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers) will share the starring role of King Arthur; Bristocke will appear July 24 through August 1 as well as September 4-8, and Culshaw will reign as King from August 2 through September 2.
The West End revival will also star Bonnie Langford as the Lady of the Lake, Todd Carty as Patsy, Kit Orton as Sir Lancelot, Robin Armstrong as Sir Bedevere, Rob Delaney as Sir Robin, Jon Robyns as Sir Galahad, Adam Ellis as Prince Herbert and the show’s scribe Eric Idle as God. The production also features Amelia Adams Pearce, Tim Bonser, Michael Burgen, Rachel Knowles, Hannah Malekzad, James Nelson and Paul Bullion.
Spamalot, which is billed as "lovingly ripped-off" from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, features a book by Eric Idle based on the screenplay he co-wrote with fellow Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin and music and lyrics by Idle and John Du Prez. The stage show includes three songs from the 1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail film as well as tunes like “The Diva’s Lament,” “Find Your Grail” and “The Song That Goes Like This.”
Spamalot opened at the West End’s Palace Theatre on October 17, 2006 and played through January 3, 2009. In 2010, the musical began touring the U.K. The Tony-winning production opened in New York on January 9, 2005 and won three Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Direction of Musical.