Review: Spamalot, Sunderland Empire

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THE moment the curtain went up on Spamalot, a silly grin was plastered across my face – and it’s still there now.

The show, lovingly ripped off from the film Monty Python And The Holy Grail, is as daft as it is delightful.

Python star Eric Idle is behind the musical, which follows King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in their search for the Holy Grail.

Being a huge Python fan, I already knew most of the jokes in the show, but that didn’t stop me bursting into fits of giggles at every quip.

Steven Pacey was brilliant as King Arthur, while his assistant Patsy (Todd Carty) was hilarious.

Carty played the part with a vacant look on his face that fitted the role perfectly.

The Knights were equally good, but the show was stolen by Bonnie Langford – the Lady of the Lake – whose comic singing and madcap character had the audience eating out of the palm of her hand.

Songs like He Is Not Dead Yet and Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life had the audience clutching their sides.

Any Python fan would be in heaven at this show.

It’s on until Saturday.