Bob Hope Theatre’s Spamalot Review

Monty Python’s Spamalot was inspired by Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It first previewed on Broadway in 2005. Since then there has been numerous productions, the winning of Tony Awards and a successful two year run on the West End between 2012 to 2014. It was during this time that family friends saw the production and told me to go see it if I ever got the chance.

Thankfully, Spamalot is the Bob Hope Theatre Actors’ Company latest production. Throughout the show you follow King Arthur (Neil Whitaker), his faithful servant Patsy (Cory Wordlaw) and the knights of the round table (Bobby Youle, Andy Moore, Chris Warr, Scott Slaytor and Steve Milton) on the quest for the Holy Grail.

With opening night you expect a few glitches (such as too much smoke from the fog machine), but the cast handled these expertly and they were forgotten in no time at all. It’s not hard not to when it’s a laugh a minute, all singing, all dancing show.

We’ve been to a few of the renovated Bob Hope Theatre’ Productions and each time we’re more and more impressed with the quality of the shows. Spamalot has to be one of the best. It was humorous and the comedic timing was spot on. Scott James as Not Dead Fred and Prince Herbert along with Cory Wordlaw as Patsy were especially the ones to watch .Scott’s rendition of ‘I’m Not Dead Yet’ and  ‘His Name Is Lancelot’ were two favourites during the night.

The Bob Hope Theatre does this classic comedy justice and you’ll be walking out of the theatre singing. Make sure you book your tickets now and remember to ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life’. This show is only running until the 11th of November and it’s one not to be missed.  Also if you pick the right seat you may be lucky enough to find the Holy Grail yourself!!!!



  • Bob Hope Theatre
  • Wythfield Road
  • Eltham London
  • SE9 5TG

Written by Tegan LeBon

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