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In October 2016, Banbury Operatic Society were delighted to be  the first group in the area to perform Monty Python's Spamalot! Show was a hilarious hit, with many audience members coming back on multiple nights to enjoy the wacky characters, catchy songs, and feel good story! It even ended with a sing along of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life!

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shennanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, a flatulent Frenchmen and killer rabbits. Outside, there is plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad. Besides the rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight and the Knights who say Ni.


Director: Bruce Walton

Choreographer: Charlotte Boardman

Musical Director: Nick Perry


The Lady of the Lake: Lisa Nicholls

King Arthur: Richard Talbott

Patsy: Jonathan Head

Sir Robin the Brave: Amanda Anderson

Sir Lancelot the Bold: Jonni Rubery

Sir Galahad the Fair/Prince Herbert: Ben Coleman

Sir Bedevere the Wise: Terry Andrews

Not Dead Fred/Prince Herbert's Father: Jem Turner

Robin’s Minstrel: Charlotte Saunders

Mayor of Finland/ The Bass Knight: Lloyd Taylor

The Historian: Ruth Anker

Dennis’ Mother/Tim The Enchanter: Steve Hulme

The French Taunter/ Guard #2: Jess Smith

The Knight of Ni: Marilyn Fairburn

The Black Knight: Sarah Rubery

Guard #1: Jo Firth

Sister Maynard/ Concorde, Lancelot’s horse: Helen Williams

Frenchie, the Taunter’s sidekick: Louisa Tostevin

Arms Monk/Killer Rabbit Puppeteer: Izzie Wright

Sir  Bors -  John Allington

Laker Girl - Fiona Louise Cooksley


The Laker Girls: Jo Firth, Sarah Rubery, Jess Smith, Helen Williams and Izzie Wright, with Louisa Tostevin and Charlotte Saunders

The Plague Monks: Terry Andrews and Steve Hulme


With David Hornsby as The Voice of God

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