Author(s): Perry George
The musical "Spamalot" will be running at the Palace Theatre W1 from Oct 06. This revised and updated edition charts the course of a revolution in British comedy and will appeal to die-hard fans and new recruits alike. The world of Python, its ear finely tuned to the absurd, was that rare beast: absolute originality. This tribute to the inspired collective genius of John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and the late Graham Chapman, is based on personal reminiscences and exclusive interviews with each of them. It recounts, with many illustrations from the archives, their pre-Pythonic lives, their meeting, it's impact and the aftermath. The book is a faithful chronicle of the people and events who engendered a revolution in comedy. This new, revised edition will include brand-new material to bring us fully up-to-date with the teams' eagerly anticipated new musical "Spamalot".
George Perry, author, journalist, fellow Oxbridge graduate and expert on all matters Pythonical, has revised and updated his biography of the phenomenal team whose ongoing influence changed the face of British comedy forever.