Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
For those Monty Python fans who didn’t manage to get tickets to the reunion shows, there’s some good news. The last live reunion show is to be broadcast simultaneously to 450 cinemas in the UK and a further 1,500 across the world. On the 20th July you’ll be able to watch what has to be one of the most anticipated comedy events in recent years.
A statement from the Pythons said: “Thanks to the wonderful invention of moving pictures, The Last Night of Monty Python is coming to a cinema near you. Get your knotted handkerchiefs out and warm your brains one last time at any one of 450 cinemas across the UK, and 1,500 across the world. Join the crowd live from London’s O2 in a final weepy, hilarious, uproarious, outrageous farewell to the five remaining Pythons as they head for The Old Jokes Home…on the big screen, in HD.”
It’s A No From Me…
The X Factor Musical ‘I Can’t Sing’ is closing a mere two months after it opened at the Palladium. The Harry Hill and Steve Brown musical opened on March 26th and will be closing on May 10th. This isn’t the only musical that has faced an untimely close in the West End in recent months; even Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s latest offering, From Here to Eternity, only ran for 6 months. Have musicals simply fallen out of fashion? Lets hope not.
ENO Branch Out Into Musical Theatre
The English National Opera are branching out into the world of musical theatre in order to secure their financial future. Commercial producers Michael Grade and Michael Linnit are going to be working in partnership with the ENO in the hopes that the productions will transfer to the West End, as well as their London Coliseum home.