Monty Python’s dancing circus

31 March 2014

10:02 AM

31 March 2014

10:02 AM

For those who are worried that five men in their 70s might struggle to bring the kind of energy befitting a sell-out show at the O2, have no fear. The Pythons have commissioned some ‘lovely dancers’ to give the show a little extra pizazz.

When Mr S asked Michael Palin how rehearsals were going, he said they haven’t started yet for fear that the old timers might ‘peak too early’. ‘But we’ve got lovely dancers and lots happening on the screen – lots of glitter and dazzle – so it won’t be just old guys trying to get into costumes we fitted into 50 years ago.’


The dancers will also be taking the audience’s attention away from the fact that the Pythons aren’t as supple as they used to be. ‘They’ll be filling in because we’ve got about 15 costume changes and I’m an old bloke, it takes me quite a long time to get into bed at night, so to do that 15 times could take a while.’

Let’s hope none of the old boys keel over. We don’t want anything dead on stage – except that parrot of course.

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  • SpookySpook

    What an absurd, ridiculous spectacle this reunion is. Such a shame that they’re doing it.

  • Kitty MLB

    I used to find them really funny, I used to find the people with the giant white kitten
    funny too- it must be one of those English things.
    Monty Python belonged to its time, I believe, could you imagine anyone
    being as politically incorrect about Islam as they were Christianity and remember them
    saying ..’ he’s not the messiah just a very naughty boy’.
    Some things should remain a funny memory, recycling doesn’t often work.

  • Hexhamgeezer

    Monetary Python?

    • mitate

      have some pity, man. poor old age pensioners just trying to survive.

  • Frank

    Is this the triumph of vanity over common-sense?

    • Lungfish66

      more to do with cash than vanity