This popular west-end musical is exactly as it sounds…completely bonkers. Based on (or ripped off lovingly from) the classic movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the story follows King Arthur and his jolly band of knights on their quest for the Holy Grail. If you have ever seen the film then you’ll know just how random anything to do with Monty Python is, and this is no different. With its hilarious quips and cheeky innuendos, it is hard not to enjoy this bundle of weirdness.

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As a Monty Python fan, I had high expectations of Spamalot, and I have to say I although I didn’t think it was quite as good as the film, I don’t think anyone will ever realistically be able to rival the original cast for their charm and wit. The Pythons are, and always will be, a one-off. With this in mind, I think the cast did the Pythons proud with their fantastic stage presence and humour, and Michal Palin’s surprise appearance adds to the fun of the show. The ability to interact with the audience is key in this musical, and I think that the cast’s improvisation was first-rate during the performance. Without giving too much away, there are quite a few changes to the original story towards the end of the show, but they were all really well integrated into the completely mad feel of Spamalot. There are certainly a few scouse jokes in there! Get ready to sing along to the classic ‘Always look on the bright side of life’, but beware if you end up sitting in seat D1…

Unfortunately Joe Pasquale (King Arthur) was indisposed for the performance, which was a little disappointing, but his son Joe Tracini certainly did his dad proud in his fantastic performance as Patsy. The hilariousness of this show is second to none, and the ability to play multiple characters is, of course, all part of the experience. A special mention must be given to Matthew Dale’s performance as Lancelot, it takes a lot of guts to dance around stage in silver tights and a thong…

Spamalot runs at the Liverpool Empire from 11th-16th May.