SPAMALOT - MONTY PYTHON

This light-hearted musical was presented at the New Alexandra Theatre. The set seemed to be inspired by comic books and it suited the goofy style of this ridiculously funny performance. The blonde hair of the lady of the lake – as an attention craving diva – triggered the memory of a famous singer, while her glittery green dress suited her character more than just well.

This racket definitive helped the audience to escape their lives and serious times outside the show, by presenting a colourful and happy entertainment. The fourth wall was not existing, through bringing a member of the audience on stage and the popularity of the songs, which inspired to sing along.

Cultural differences and stereotypes were funnily exploited and exaggerated by letting the French dance with baguette, the Finish swirl around fish and the English not knowing about their king.

Below the surface you can nearly assume that there is something like critic worked into it. First, it is mentioned that all plays are the same “A song like this”, which shows how predictable - we as the audience - are. Second, their statement about the general acceptance of homosexuality and that: “this will still be controversial in thousand years” is sadly nothing more than the ugly truth.

Picture from the ATG Tickets Website. http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/spamalot-3/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham/#overview_tab

Picture from the ATG Tickets Website. http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/spamalot-3/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham/#overview_tab

Picture from the ATG Tickets Website. http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/spamalot-3/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham/#overview_tab

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