Monty Python fans – do check out Pythonesque at Theatre on the Bay

by Karisa

If you’re a Monty Python fan, you simply have to check out Pythonesque now showing at Theatre on the Bay:

“Pythonesque” meaning:

After the style of or resembling the absurdist or surrealist humor of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a British television comedy series (1969–74).

Created by playwright Roy Smiles & commissioned by Pieter Toerien, Pythonesque is the final chapter in a trilogy which takes a unique & funny look at comedy history.

The play follows the story of Oxford and Cambridge graduates John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and the previously-American Terry Gilliam, who in 1969 formed one of the best loved comedy troupes ever – Monty Python’s Flying Circus!

First seen at Theatre on the Bay back in 2009, Pythonesque is back for another run under the direction of Alan Swerdlow who you may know from plays such as Constellations, The Mousetrap, The History of Boys, God of Carnage, Good Evening & Ying Tong A Walk with the Goons, to name a few.

I went to go check it out on Friday evening, and despite not being too familiar with all the Monty Python films, I still had a really good laugh…  I’d say if your other half or any family members are big fans, you’re going to earn some major brownie points by booking these tickets.

Just take note of these need-to-knows:

  • When?  Until 11 April 2015
  • Times?  Tue to Sat @ 8pm | Sat 11 April @ 5pm & 8pm. No performance on Good Friday, 03 April
  • Running time?  Act I – 52 min. 15 min interval. Act II – 43 min
  • Tickets?  R95 – R165 and available over here

A few scenes from Pythonesque…  #DontMissOut


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