Stephen Tompkinson to Make West End Musical Debut in Return of Monty Python's Spamalot
23 Oct 2012
Stephen Tompkinson will make his West End musical debut in the return of Monty Python's Spamalot, resuming performances at the Playhouse Theatre Nov. 14 prior to an official opening Nov. 20.
Tompkinson, who will play King Arthur, is best known for his TV roles in "Drop the Dead Donkey," "Ballykissangel," "Wild at Heart" and the current "DCI Banks." Theatre appearances have included Love's Labour’s Lost, Arsenic and Old Lace, Rattle of a Simple Man, Art and The Revengers Tragedy.
He is joined by Anna-Jane Casey as Lady of the Lake, with Todd Carty returning as Patsy (through Nov. 24 only).
Monty Python's Spamalot is written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, and this production is directed by Christopher Luscombe. It is produced by Howard Panter for The Ambassador Theatre Group.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7627, or visit www.spamalot2012.co.uk for more details.
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