- Posted By: sfinch on: Wed, 24th Oct 2012 at 5:22pm
Stephen Tompkinson will make his West End musical debut as King Arthur in Monty Python musical Spamalot, which transfers to the Playhouse Theatre on 20 November after a week of previews from 14 November.
Tompkinson stage credits include Women Laughing and The Revenger's Tragedy at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, Arsenic and Old Lace at The Strand Theatre, the UK tour of Charley's Aunt in 2007 and the UK tour of Sign of the Times in 2009. But he’s best known for his television roles in in Ballykissangel, Drop the Dead Donkey, DCI Banks and Wild at Heart, as well as 90s British film Brassed Off.
Spamalot hilariously retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and is ‘lovingly ripped off' from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Python Eric Idle adapted and expanded the show from the movie, and his long-term collaborator John Du Prez created the music and lyrics with him. The original 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards including Best Musical, and was nominated for a further eleven.
Following its popular return to the West End at the Harold Pinter Theatre in July, Spamalot is now booking at the Playhouse Theatre until 13 April 2013.
For more information and to book tickets for Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre, click here.