Fans of Monty Python unite

2015-05-05 06:00

Playwright Roy Smiles’ brilliant and irreverent trilogy on comedy history ends fittingly with his ingenious comic review, Pythonesque.

Pythonesque – the best of Monty Python, comes to the Theatre on the Bay from Wednesday 25 March to Saturday 11 April.

Having conjured up the spirit of The Goons in Ying Tong – a walk with the goons, and resurrected the ground-breaking satire of Beyond the fringe and Pete and Dud in Good evening, Smiles completes the trilogy with Pythonesque, a play commissioned by Pieter Toerien that was first seen at Theatre on the Bay in 2009.

In a season before the production travels to Los Angeles, you can follow the story of the Oxford and Cambridge graduates John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam, who in 1969 formed one of the best loved comedy troupes ever – Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Alan Swerdlow, who most recently directed the acclaimed Constellations, returns in the director’s chair, with Graham Hopkins, Theo Landey and Robert Fridjhon in the driving seat.

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The show runs Tuesdays to Saturdays at 20:00 with an extra 17:00 show on Saturday 11 April. Tickets are available at Computicket. Visit www.theatreonthebay.co.za for more

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