Monty Python's Spamalot is currently travelling across the county for six months and audiences can choose which of the celebrity Gods they would like to see at their local theatre.

Michael Ball

Michael Ball

Audience members can choose from; Brian May, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Professor Brian Cox, Michael Ball and Hugh Bonneville to play the role of God all in aid of helping one of the following charities; Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre, The Make A Wish Foundation, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Scene & Heard, Stage for Age and Keats Community Library.

All fans need to do is visit the Spamalot website; and click on the 'Vote for God' option to nominate their favourite. The man with the most votes will then go on to appear in the local theatres listed below.

The celebrity God will be beamed from the heavens- front and centre stage while King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table embark on their quest- and he will tell them to find the Holy Grail.

Back for the second time around as part of the Spamalot 2015 UK tour, Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville said: "I wanted to play God in Spamalot in order to support Scene & Heard, a charity which gives young people living in challenging circumstances the opportunity to work with arts professionals and create theatre scripted entirely by the children. I'm grateful to the producers of Spamalot for this novel way of bringing attention to Scene & Heard's inspirational work. I'm also delighted to be involved with the show because an ancestor on my mother's side was in fact one of the Knights who say Ni."

Brian May said: "The opportunity to play God has got to be something that you can't possibly pass up. I really, really didn't want to stop. Once you've played God, nothing else will match up to that experience and I can quite understand what's happened to David Cameron! I love Monty Python, always have done. Spamalot is a wonderful show and it's very up-to-the-minute, it doesn't date at all, and I recommend everyone see it at least five times."

Brian Cox said: "It is a reasonable no brainer. If Eric Idle says to you 'do you want to be God in Spamalot?' then I'd be surprised if anybody has ever said no."

Sir Howard Panter, Producer of Spamalot for Ambassador Theatre Group, said; "It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to bring friends of the show in to the role of God in this way, so that we can help such deserving causes while making audiences laugh at the same time."

Comedian Joe Pasquale is back as King Arthur and Todd Carty plays Patsy.

Press Quotes

"Former Python Eric Idle has come up with a simpler, shorter and zingier version, which in Christopher Luscombe's fresh-as-paint production, recalls Monty Python's roots in undergraduate review. The lady sitting next to me spent most of the show physically helpless with laugher. BOOK YOURSELF A TICKET TO SPAMALOT - IN THESE DARK DAYS IT WILL HELP YOU LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE" - Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph

"Just give way to your inner child and laugh a lot!" - The Times

4 stars & Critics Choice - Time Out London

"Gloriously British, Eric Idle's musical returns for a triumphant run" 4 stars & Critics Choice - Evening Standard

"I honestly haven't laughed so hard and so many times in years" 5 stars - Daily Star Sunday

"A lovely pudding of British silliness topped off with Eric Idle's hilarious songs!" - Magic 105.4

"Lovingly reformed from the classic film, the new Spamalot had the audience in stitches" -

Mail on Sunday

"Spamalot is really great. If you haven't seen it, go, GO" - Chris Tarrant, BBC Radio 2


15 - 24 January 2015 - Manchester Opera House (no performance on Sunday 18th January)

26 - 31 January 2015 - Richmond Theatre

02 - 07 February 2015 - Birmingham New Alexandra

09 - 14 February 2015 - Oxford New Theatre

16 - 21 February 2015 - York Grand Opera House

09 - 14 March 2015 - Woking New Victoria

16 - 21 March 2015 - Edinburgh Playhouse

30 March - 04 April 2015 - Brighton Theatre Royal

07 - 11 April 2015 - Southampton Mayflower

13 - 18 April 2015 - Aylesbury Waterside

20 - 25 April 2015 - Bromley Churchill

27 - 02 May 2015 - Southend Cliffs Pavilion

11 - 16 May 2015 - Liverpool Empire

18 - 23 May 2015 - Sunderland Empire

01 - 06 June 2015 - Glasgow King's Theatre

08 - 13 June 2015 - New Wimbledon Theatre

14 - 20 June 2015 - Milton Keynes Theatre


Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm

Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm

Running time: 2 hours

Tickets: £12.90 - £46.40 ON SALE NOW.

To book tickets by phone call: 0844 871 7615 from 9am - 10pm Mon to Sat or 10am - 8pm on Sunday

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