ANU Interhall Musical: Spamalot 2014

16 May 2014

A cast of more than 50 students will be performing the Monty Python musical Spamalot at the ANU Arts Centre over the next 7 days.

The student-led society, ANU Interhall Musical Productions, has brought the production to life following performances of CATS in 2013 and Chicago in 2011.

The students say Spamalot has been an exciting opportunity for them to get together from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, to use a range of talents including dancing and singing or behind-the-scenes production skills.

"Some people think Monty Python is outdated now. But if you take one glance at Spamalot and the fresh new ways it has revived these classic jokes, you will see how the wit and humour can be brought once again to life through this great musical," director Milly Cooper says.

"Although I'm fairly new to the world of directing, I can say without a doubt that this has been the best production I've yet had the pleasure of being involved with."

Spamalot is based on the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), the satire that follows the adventures of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, as they search for the Holy Grail.

The production, which follows the same plotline but includes dancing and singing, portrays King Arthur and his Knights coming across political anarchists, misbehaving Frenchmen, a vicious bunny, and mysterious interactions with the Lady of the Lake.

Spamalot is one of the biggest student-run productions in the ANU calendar, with a cast, orchestra, crew and production team of more than 50 people.

"It wasn't ever going to be an easy-to-do show, however everyone seems to have come together; working on the same level and all with such great energy, that what we have is a tight show and a tight-knit group of people," Cooper says.

Show Dates are: 16th - 24th of May

Location: ANU Arts Centre