Yeovil College take on Spamalot musical at the Octagon Theatre
By abbie_yeovil | Thursday, January 31, 2013, 15:23
Yeovil College will be taking on the legendary Monty Python inspired musical Spamalot later this year.
Yeovil College will be performing the acclaimed musical comedy Spamalot in May 2013
Written by Eric Idle and John du Prez, Spamalot is said to "lovingly rip off the cult comedy 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'.
Famed for its wit, Monty Python and the Holy Grail sees King Arthur and his familiar band of stupidly brave and not very brave at all knights searching the land for the legendary Holy Grail.
On their journey, the group tackle flying cows, evil showgirls, witches, the French and most terrifying of all, killer rabbits.
After Broadway and the West End by storm, Spamalot is now ready to take on the Octagon Theatre, performed by students at Strode College who will feature songs such as 'The Song That Goes Like This' and, of course, 'Always Look On the Bright Side of Life'.
Yeovil College's production is the fourth amateur version approved in the UK. It is the first approved in the West Country and the first ever by a college to be approved.
'Spamalot' director and Yeovil College Performing Arts lecturer, Ben Woof, said: "We are absolutely thrilled and excited to be the first company to bring 'Spamalot' to Somerset and the first college to get to put on this colourful musical in the UK.
"It's new, it's funny and it's one of our favourite shows, so the cast are itching to get going.
"The energy levels from both staff and students are already fantastic," he added, "and we're sure the sheer enthusiasm of everyone involved will give the show a pizzazz that makes it an unforgettable experience for the audience.
"Yeovil College's annual productions have got bigger and better every year since we returned to the Octagon Theatre and we're sure that everyone will love this surreal take on two legends – King Arthur and Monty Python."
Spamalot by Yeovil College will show at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil from 15 – 17 May 2013 and tickets go on sale on Friday 15 February.