THE LEGEND CONTINUES!
Playwright ROY SMILES’ brilliant and irreverent trilogy on comedy history ends fittingly with his ingenious comic review, PYTHONESQUE. 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 the previously-American Terry Gilliam, who in 1969 formed one of the best loved comedy troupes ever – Monty Python’s Flying Circus!
Directed by ALAN SWERDLOW (Constellations, The Mousetrap, Pythonesque, The History Boys, God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, Travels With My Aunt, Good Evening, Ying Tong A Walk With the Goons, Tuesdays with Morrie)
With ROBERT FRIDJHON, GRAHAM HOPKINS, THEO LANDEY and RUSSEL SAVADIER as The Pythons
"I don’t know what I expected, but I didn't expect anything as smart as this. I did, of course, expect The Spanish Inquisition. And got it." The Scotsman
Giant Dead Parrot in London
25 March 15 - 11 April 15Show Time:
WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH TO SATURDAY 11 APRIL 2015. Tue to Sat @ 8pm | Sat 11 April @ 5pm & 8pm. No performance on Good Friday, 03 April
Running Time: Act I - 52 min. 15 min interval. Act II - 43 min
“Exceptional fun ... pure insanity ... accessible and hilarious. Puns, double entendres and rapid fire repartee fly through the air. A fiercely witty, gloriously silly and wilfully ridiculous production." Cape Argus
"Briljant. Knap teks en intelligente vertolkings deur vier puik akteurs. Trouens, dis een groot plesierigheid; dus sal hulle my beslis weer sien." Die Burger
"A madcap, affectionate look at Monty Python’s Flying Circus ... energy and vigorous impersonations throughout." The Telegraph
"In a show overflowing with skilfully done Python pastiche, Pythonesque really does recapture the flavour of Pythons. The clever use of original sketches and characters to tell the Python story. As biographical theatre, it is innovative and enjoyable. I believe the Pythons would enjoy the tribute." Fringe Review