The O2 Arena premiered the long-awaited return of Monty Python last night as the legendary comedy troupe performed for the first time in over three decades.
At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin took to the stage for a triumphant return. The reviews are in and the consensus is that, despite the added wrinkles and less spritely joints, they’ve not lost any of their brilliantly surreal comedy magic.
The historic final show, The Last Night of the Pythons, will be broadcast in to Picturehouse Cinemas on Sunday 20 July. There’s still tickets available for encore screenings. Do not miss the opportunity to see one of the year’s biggest events in HD on the cinema screen.
“The Pythons came, they doddered, but they conquered. What they lack in sprightliness is compensated for by the choreographed frolics of a troupe of 20 performers young enough to be their grandchildren.” – The Telegraph
“Monty Python bring the house down with a dazzlingly rude (and of course silly) 02 reunion… the surviving Pythons prove that they are still a comedy force to be reckoned with.” – Radio Times
“Side-splitting comedy history in the making… despite creaky voices, a collective age of 350 and jokes that are four decades old, Eric, Michael, John and Terry are still funny, anarchic and refreshingly free of political correctness.” – Daily Express
“As a fan, I have to admit to a twinge of awe and even an uncool microsecond of lachrymose emotion at seeing them together again – looking old, as old as the Four Yorkshiremen were supposed to be when they originally did the sketch as young men.” – The Guardian
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