Went to see the Monty Python musical "Spamalot". It's got great gay musical numbers, and a strong (in fact, very strong) leading lady role (which you surely remember from the movie). Yeah. I have to admit that a couple of times half of my brain was laughing my ass off at the same time as the other half of my brain was going "WTF?" Very pythonesque feeling.
It didn't hold together as well as it could have, but nevertheless, it was a very successful stage transition of the Monty Python and the Holy Grail. With updates. And a very surprised audience member who was dragged on-stage in the middle of it all. And, of course, singalongs. And John Cleese as God's feet. And the Finnish programme leaflet, detailing the transformation of an agrarian society to a high-technology country. And some new taunts. And the 80s style gay disco. And the song that goes like that. And jews. Yeah. Jews.
All in all, I liked it, and I liked it a lot. And again, I realized why theatre has always had such a strong power over people's mind.
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