Legendary Queen guitarist and We Will Rock You producer Brian May is set to join the West End's "Summer of Spamalot Charity Gods" lineup, in which a rotating round of celebrities film the part of God to be shown at each performance of Monty Python's Spamalot for a week at a time. May's pre-recorded role will run September 9 through 14 London's Playhouse Theatre. May's participation will benefit the Save Me Campaign, a non-profit organization that takes a stance against the persecution and torture of wildlife for sport.
May joins an ever-increasing list of celebrities, including Hugh Bonneville, Michael Palin, Barbara Windsor, Larry Lamb, Bradley Walsh, Simon Callow and Christopher Biggins, all of whom donned the heavenly robes to help the musical raise money for a host of charities. The role of God in Spamalot appears when King Arthur and the Knights of The Round Table are given their quest to find The Holy Grail.
"The opportunity to play God has got to be something that you can’t possibly pass up. I really, really didn’t want to stop," May said in a statement. "Once you've played God, nothing else will match up to that experience and I can quite understand what’s happened to David Cameron! I love Monty Python, always have done. Spamalot is a wonderful show and it’s very up-to-the-minute, it doesn’t date at all, and I recommend everyone see it at least five times."
Directed by Christopher Luscombe, Spamalot 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, too expensive) not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people.