Malanda Theatre Company’s final production for 2019 will be the zany musical comedy (with the emphasis on comedy) Spamalot.
Based on the movie ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ the musical contains many characters and sketches familiar to Python lovers, and lots of lively, toe tapping songs. With a cast of 36 people ranging in age from 11 to 80+ colour, movement and fun will be the hallmark of this production.
SPAMALOT re-tells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Guided by the The Lady of the Lake, the knights battle their way past various cows, killer rabbits, and French people in pursuit of claiming the legendary Grail.
The cast includes Jake Skukan as King Arthur, Marg Procter as his loyal servant and horse Patsy, Dani Riding as the Lady of the Lake and Damien Cavanagh, Howard Smith, Niilo Gobius, Matthew English and Biku Adams Hume as Arthur’s intrepid Knights. The cast play several parts each so action behind the scenes is going to be as frenetic as on stage with actors changing costume in minutes or in some cases seconds. Lesley Hoare, Jan Hannam, Frances Langtree and a team of helpers have been madly sewing to produce the more than 100 costumes required.
Spamalot is directed by Gill Harrington, Ro Mountney and Karen Mahoney. They are supported by Kirsten Adams as Choreographer, Tyson Manley as Musical Director, Felicity Stoetzel as Singing Coach and Mark Kerwin as Set Designer and Stage Manager.