a musical by Eric Idle starring Tim Curry
2005 Best Musical Tony Award
Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and the quest for the Holy Grail in song, Monty Python's Spamalot features "a chorus line of legless knights, men in tights (with legs), killer rabbits and sexy dancing divas." The production also promises "some of the most unforgettable musical numbers you will ever see in the theater on this evening!" (If you haven't figured it out already, Spamalot is an adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the 1975 film that is the best loved and most successful of the Monty Python screen ventures. This outrageous new musical is on Broadway since February 2005 and stars Tim Curry as King Arthur, David Hyde Pierce (Niles Frasier) as Sir Robin and Hank Azaria as Sir Lancelot. Tony and Academy Award-winner Mike Nichols serve as director.) In December 2005, Simon Russell Beale replaced Tim Curry who was playing since December 2004.
But Tim Curry will be reprising his role of King Arthur for the London production of Spamalot from October 2006 until January 2007, the first time he has performed in London for 20 years
Samples from the original cast album