North West Theatre

Spamalot

Eric Idle and John Du Prez
16 Jan 12 to 21 Jan 12
Liverpool Empire Theatre

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings(Cancelled too expensive) not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people.

Marcus Brigstocke returns as Arthur, King of the Britons;Jodie Prenger, reprises her role as the Lady of The Lake; and Todd Carty, is back on coconuts as Patsy.

...brash, unsubtle and a lot of fun... an end of term romp which may be at its best in smaller theatres... The choreography is deliberately cheesy and works a treat... it is star quality and the wow factor that this production lacks... Marcus Brigstocke is a pleasing enough personality but a rather characterless Arthur... Jodie Prenger has vivacity in bucket loads and can belt out a song but misses the humour of the wonderful Act Two Diva Song... Todd Carty steals the show...
What's On Stage (Rating: 3/5)
Cheesy? A touch. Childish? Definitely. But great fun too... the delightful Todd Carty... Jodie Prenger, giving a magnificent vocal performance... The show really suits a theatre half the size of the Empire...
Liverpool Echo (Rating: 8/10)
...this Bill Kenwright produced tour is as cheap as it comes... The set (Hugh Durrant) whilst functional... looks rather flat and lacks the pizzazz the original UK production had... what it may lack in production values the material and the cast more than make up for any short comings... the pace never falters and laughter comes thick and fast; especially from Kit Orton’s eclectic host of hilarious characters... the cavernous Empire Theatre is not the right sized venue for this production...
The Public Reviews (Rating: 4/5)
...a successful production cannot rest on the gags alone. Unfortunately the current attempt at the musical is guilty of this in part... misses strong performances, which would do justice to the comedic genius behind it... Marcus Brigstocke, as King Arthur, does not truly surrender himself to the silliness... Jodie Prenger as the Lady of the Lake is suitably over the top... lacks a certain lustre to make it a mighty success.
Liverpool Daily Post (Rating: 3/5)