Spamalot

Date 11th November 2017
Society Hilltop Theatre Company
Venue Pentyrch Village Hall
Director Liam Daly
Musical Director Steve Evans
Choreographer Laura Hallas / Carla Gambarini / Liam Daly

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Author: Allan Mears

‘Spamalot’ based on the 1975 film ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ was the perfect choice for this talented company.

The production moved at a good pace with good comic timing throughout, the director had assembled a group of talented (and funny) actors who handled the script with ease. There were no weak links in the casting of this show, and they had no problems at all persuading the audience to join them in singing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."

There was some excellent performances from the cast in particular Harmony Millar [ Lady of the Lake ] and Matthew Lee [ Patsy] fully supported, as i said by a group of talented actors. A strong talented chorus added to the whole production and enjoyment had by myself and the audience.

Direction [Liam Daly], Choreography [Laura Hallas / Carla Gambarini / Liam Daly] and Musical Direction [Steve Evans] was first class, choreography was within the style expected. Lighting and Set Design [Llwyd Herniman] was excellent and complimented this production fully.

One criticism I have is that there seemed to be more than was required add-libbing and messing around by the cast. I totally understand that this is a piece by Monty Python and as such requires a certain amount of add-libbing, but for me the cast slightly crossed the very fine line.

Congratulations Hilltop Theatre company and I look forward to seeing you all very soon.