Spamalot Review

'…let's not go to Camelot. 'Tis a silly place.' And it really was very silly from start to finish! However, that is not to say that there was anything unfocused or ill-disciplined about the joyful chaos that was the CLC production of Monty Python's Spamalot, the musical about the search for the Holy Grail.

Directors Claire and Seren, together with choreographer Eleanor, had their cast of girls prancing about on imaginary horses to the sound of beating coconut shells and performing unconventional Finnish folk dances.

Maddy was a very fine King Arthur, showing considerable gallantry when confronting the Knights Who Say 'Ni!'. The Knights themselves were adeptly led by Gladys, and Angela was also very well cast in her role as the Historian, introducing the show to the audience.

Despite the comedic lyrics, Spamalot has some major singing roles. Aekum excelled as the Lady of the Lake, and Georgina shone as Arthur's servant Patsy, bringing the house down with her I'm All Alone number.

There was wonderful dancing and silliness from Sydney, Lana, Bonnie, Lorna, Lousia, Kiera and Lulu, who all helped to create a wonderful evening’s entertainment. Sadly Mei Mei was not well enough to perform, but her part was ably played by Claire, who bravely doffed her director’s hat to become Sir Lancelot. Congratulations to her and to Seren on their directorial debut, and to all those involved in making the production such a success.

Oh, and for those of you still wondering if they found the Grail, you’ll be relieved to know that it was safely hidden in the front row of the audience all along!

Mr M Smith, Director of Drama