REVIEW: Spamalot, Opera House, Blackpool

While there's in-jokes aplenty in this Monty Python musical, you don't need to be a fan of the comic legends to have a great time at Spamalot.

Wednesday, 13th September 2017, 1:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:34 am
The cast of Spamalot, Blackpool Opera House

This brilliant new production more than caters for a casual theatre-goer with fun take offs of traditional musicals with glitzy costumes and dance routines.

But all the favourites from its inspiration - film Monty Python And The Holy Grail - the foul-mouthed Frenchies, Knights who say ‘Ni’ and the invincible Black Knight are there in gloriously funny fashion.

Bob Harns is a brilliantly straight King Arthur, a perfect foil for the madcap antics around him, loyally backed by steed/servant Patsy, a clowning Rhys Owen.

Bob Harns as King Arthur in Spamalot, Blackpool Opera House

Sarah Harlington plays the Lady Of The Lake in Beyonce-esque style - with some vocal gymnastics the diva would be proud of.

The merry band of Knights Of The Round Table work hard in a variety of roles, much as the original Pythons did on screen - although at times, on stage, this can get confusing.

It’s not often Blackpool hosts a premiere for a new UK tour, and there was a disappointingly small audience at the Opera House - the small-but-perfectly formed show deserves full houses.

* Spamalot, Opera House, Blackpool, until Saturday.

Sarah Harlington as Lady Of The Lake in Spamalot, Blackpool Opera House
Ryan Owen as Patsy and the Laker Girls in Spamalot, Blackpool Opera House
Bob Harns as King Arthur in Spamalot, Blackpool Opera House
Sarah Harlington as Lady Of The Lake in Spamalot, Blackpool Opera House
Ryan Owen as Patsy and the Laker Girls in Spamalot, Blackpool Opera House