Monty Python return to the stage, and tickets go on sale on Monday!!!




It’s like a dream come true, the surviving Monty Python team will take to the O2 stage on Tuesday 1sy July 2014, and tickets go on sale this coming Monday!

The Python’s held a press conference last night, and here is what was went down, courtesy of The Guardian:

Tickets for the show, at London’s O2 Arena, will be priced between £27 and £90, or “£300 less than the Rolling Stones” as they put it. “If you don’t mind paying five or six times the cover price, give me a buzz,” said Terry Gilliam, with a pantomime villain wink.

There will be no silly walks, because John Cleese has said his artificial hip and knee aren’t up to it, but there will be singers and dancers, parrot jokes – “what was it now … Norwegian?” Michael Palin said, gazing up for inspiration – and Gilliam animations. Lots of Gilliam animations, he said firmly.

“There will be a little comedy, some pathos, music, and a tiny bit of ancient sex,” Eric Idle, who will direct, promised.

Apart from an insistence that the purpose of the reunion is to pay off Terry Jones’s mortgage, they said they were getting together again – 40 years after the last UK stage appearance and 33 years after the Hollywood Bowl, the last appearance by the whole team before Graham Chapman’s death in 1989 – because they still found the material funny.

“We may not like one another but put us together in a room and we laugh a lot,” said Cleese.

The press launch was artfully anarchic. The five walked on stage, a fashionable 20 minutes late, all talking simultaneously, and Palin plugging the next instalment of his travel diaries until called to order by the MC, Warwick Davis. They then sat in the wrong places, insisted on answering one another’s questions, and groaned when Davis opened a gold envelope to announce that, thanks to calling in Sepp Blatter to help process all the cities bidding to host the show, it would be in Qatar.

He opened a second envelope and announced that the winner was Meryl Streep, before conceding that, since London had put in “the second highest bribe – er, bid”, it would, after all, get the honour.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday 25th November, and the O2 has the following message:

The stars of Monty Python, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, will perform live on stage together – at The O2 – for the first time since appearing at the Hollywood Bowl in September 1980. 
The show, which is set to take place at The O2 on Tuesday 1 July 2014, will see the Python team perform some of their greatest hits with modern and topical Pythonesque twists. 
Monty Python rightfully hold a place amongst the world’s finest ever comedians having influenced a generation and revolutionising comedy on their way to greatness. This return promises to be the biggest live event of 2014.  
Monty Python first hit our screens with the Flying Circus, which saw 45 episodes broadcast on the BBC from 1969-1974. The Pythons were an instant success and became the face of British comedy.  They went on to achieve overwhelming international acclaim with the huge success of films such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail in 1975, Life of Brian in 1979 and their final film The Meaning of Life in 1983.
Tickets will be on sale from 10am on Monday 25 November.
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