Spam and pythons are two things that most people try to avoid at all costs, but strangely, if you combine them, the crowds start inexplicably to form. But it is not the prospect of poisonous cheap cuts of meat that people are queuing up for, it is tickets to one of the most popular comedic musicals of all time.
Monty Python has been entertaining Britain for over forty years, offering nothing less than the utter silliness, complete nonsense, and offensive material that somehow manages not to offend. Since the group's first sketch in 1969, Monty Python has become a world wide phenomenon providing an alternative philosophy to life. Parody, satire, and sex is rife, and the Ministry of Silly Walks has never recovered from its 1970s humiliation.
As well as television, Monty Python have also produced five films, The Holy Grail (1974), arguably being the most popular. This Arthurian farce was turned into Spamalot The Musical in 2004, and has been touring the world for the past nine years.
Spamalot is currently running in London's West End at the Playhouse Theatre, with ticket sales having been extended up until the 8th February. It is a show for all budgets, with prices starting as low as £7.50 for general sales and going up to £75 for premium seats.
For those of you who do not know what it is all about, you can expect to see show girls, flying cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Cast includes Lee Dennis, Warick Davis, Robin Armstrong, and Bonnie Langford.