To sum it all up, I was a little disappointed. Yes I laughed out loud at a lot of points, but the show, on the whole, is…unsatisfying. And it’s not just because I’m a Python geek and knew all the skits. It’s just not that well written…which I guess places Eric Idle in the lower echelon of writers which to me is unsatisfying. Maybe Python was so funny because of the collaboration…I don’t know.
The conductor was left handed (something you wouldn’t notice if you didn’t have a musical director sitting next to you) which meant that the strings are always placed on the side opposite the conductor’s baton (normally they’re located on the house left side of the pit, but here they were located on the house right side).
How quickly does seat D101 sell out for people seeing the show for the second time? You get some pretty swank memories/souvenirs if you sit there (apparently – it doesn’t seem like the show changes THAT much between performances).
They use a butt-load of confetti for the grand finale.
Patsy is a tap-dancer…amusing and impressive.
The John Cleese look-a-like (played Lancelot, one of the Frenchman, Tim the Enchanter)’s accent kept slipping from English to French which was a little annoying.
A lot of the characters had striking similarities to their Python (Eric Idle look-a-like for the Historian, John Cleese look-a-like for Lancelot, Michael Palin look-a-like for Herbert’s father) which was very cool (obviously why they were cast I guess).
Brave, brave Sir Robin didn’t have a mustache. Boo!
The Black Knight/death with pointy teeth moments (limb losing and beheading) were very well done.
Arms for the poor! Arms for the poor! Tee hee hee.
And the ultimate line from the show.
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Patsy: I’m Jewish. On my mother’s side.
Arthur: Patsy…I never knew!
Patsy: Well, it’s not something you tell a heavily armored Christian.