Monty Python’s Spamalot

September saw the curtain fall on EHOS most recent production, Spamalot, one of the largest scale & best received musicals EHOS has ever produced.

Countless costume changes, show stopping musical numbers  & an 18 foot wooden rabbit supported the exceptionally talent cast as they retold the tale of King Arthur as envisioned by the legendary Monty Python.

Congratulations to Michael Champness-d’abreu who received the award for Best Performer for his understated portrayal of Patsy. Biggest Contribution award went to Penny Coyston for going above & beyond with her incredible costumes & the performers performer award was snapped up by Richard Butler for his expert comic timing as multiple characters – no bad for a someone who had never performed before! 

A special mention needs to be made to our directors Matthew Hudson and Daniel Goode. Their hard work, drive and most of all passion for this show came through in the performance and we are thoroughly delighted they decided to take on the challenge. Lets hope we see them working together again in the future on another project.

STORY
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.

PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTORS Daniel Goode & Matthew Hudson
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Ros Savournin
CHOREOGRAPHER Sarah Comerford

CAST

KING ARTHUR Joe Tello
LADY OF THE LAKE Beki Flanagan
SIR LANCELOT Joshua Borley
SIR ROBIN Lewis Harrison-Baker
SIR GALAHAD & THE BLACK KNIGHT James Kenneth
PATSY Michael Champness-d’abreu
THE HISTORIAN & A KNIGHT WHO SAYS ‘NI’ Lyn Hudson
CONCORDE, SIR BONES,FRENCH GUARD & MONK James Bentley
SIR BEDAVIRE, KING OF THE SWAMP CASTLE & MRS GALAHAD Brad Boxall
BROTHER MAYNARD, MAYOR OF FINLAND & MONK Hayden Boxall
NOT DEAD FRED, SWAMP GUARD #2, MONK Fran Rillo Moral
ROBIN’S MINSTRAL & FINLAND SOLO Charlotte Waters
PRINCE HERBERT, FRENCH TAUNTER, TIM THE ENCHANTER & MONK Richard Butler
FRENCH GUARD & SWAMP GUARD #1 Joanna Rayfield Hunter
FRENCH GUARD & A KNIGHT WHO SAYS ‘NI’ Carmel Aimes
LEADER OF THE KNIGHT’S WHO SAY ‘NI’ & THE KILLER RABBIT OF CAERBANNOG Lorenzo Culora
 LAKER GIRLS Katie Parker, Kerry Stone, Chloe-Frazer, Emily Frazer, Charlotte Waters & Keely Frazer