West End's Monty Python's Spamalot Announces Cast Changes for King Arthur, Patsy and The Lady of the Lake
05 Nov 2013
The West End edition of Monty Python's Spamalot, currently running at the Playhouse Theatre, has seen Carly Stenson take over as the Lady of the Lake (she began performances Nov. 4); Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood, best known as television and radio duo Dick and Dom, will take over as King Arthur and Patsy, respectively, beginning Dec. 2, for a six-week Christmas run.
The duo are the presenters of the double BAFTA Award-winning BBC1 show "Dick and Dom In Da Bungalow." Other TV and radio credits include CBBC’s BAFTA-nominated "Absolute Genius With Dick and Dom," BBC Radio 1's "The Lie In," Sky1's "Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old," Challenge TV's "Takeshi's Castle" and CBBC's "Diddy Movies."
In a press statement, McCourt commented, "I've always been a huge fan of all things Monty Python and so am very excited about the fact that I’m getting the chance to prove myself as King Arthur and take hold of the mighty Excalibur."
Wood added, "I have my dad and older brothers to thank for bringing me up on Python. We watched it as much as watching Kids TV, so singing 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' on stage will be a career highlight! It's also the first time in the West End for us, so... 'Now for something completely different'."
Stenson has previously appeared in the West End as Elle in Legally Blonde and Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical. In a press statement, she commented, "I've always enjoyed performing on the West End stage and I’m very much looking forward to joining the Spamalot cast and being part of such a much loved production."