We saw Spamalot in London a couple of years ago and loved it so much we had to see it again when it came to the Grand Canal Theatre last night at the end of a very short run.
As someone who pretends to be a humorous poet, I suppose I mostly enjoy the ludicrous rhymes - eating spam a lot / push the pram a lot / sing from the diaphragm a lot / in Camelot
- knights of the Round table / we're indefati-gable / impersonate Clark Gable / never seen on cable.
- Lancelot / visits France a lot / in tight pants a lot / likes to dance a lot etc etc etc
I confess now I was one of the schoolyard geeks in the seventies who could recite reams of Monty Python off by heart and I still regard the individual members as gods, but there were a couple in our party who had never seen The Holy Grail and they thought it a scream, so that was quite refreshing.
Phil Jupitus is not a singer, dancer or actor, but his comic timing more than compensated; Eastenders' Mark Fowler was very good as Patsy; whoever played Lancelot was brilliant and the Diva was, as in London, the absolute star of the show.
Go and see it if you ever get a chance.