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Monday, 29 July 2013

Review: Bradley Walsh plays God in Spamalot

It’s hard not to sing along to ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’, and sure enough, at 10pm on Thursday evening, the packed Playhouse Theatre in London was on its feet, arms waving to that familiar song.

I was invited by our friends at Spamalot to see the show following the news that former Coronation Street favourite Bradley Walsh was to play God for the week in the Monty Python based hit that has taken the world by storm. 

The story follows King Arthur, played by comedian Joe Pasquale, and his Knights of the Round Table on their hilarious quest to find the Holy Grail. The plot isn’t very testing and a few over-zealous uber-fans in the audience got a bit frustrating at times, but Spamalot is genuinely one of the funniest things you will ever see at the theatre and it’s clear why it now has a cult following.

With references to Justin Bieber and a surprise appearance by the Mayor of London, amongst others, Spamalot is very current despite the theme and feels more like a variety show at times, with some side-splitting comedy sketches and a few moments of genuine chaos where fits of giggles overcame the cast. 

Bradley's role as God was short and sweet and his involvement was to help raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation. Soap legend Barbara Windsor is soon due to take over the role, while Joe Pasquale will leave to continue his comedy tour in August. Visit the Spamalot website find out who will replace him and to get your tickets for a night full of music and belly-laughs.


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