Not The Messiah (He's A Very Naughty Boy)
ONE NIGHT ONLY IN CINEMAS
Thursday 25th March 2010
from the creators of Spamalot, written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez
A fabulously entertaining 90 minute comic oratorio by Eric Idle and John Du Prez (creators of Spamalot), inspired by Monty Python’s Life Of Brian and filmed at its only European performance at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2009 to celebrate 40 years of Monty Python.
This hilarious take on the Messiah features the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, a host of superb soloists in the lead roles including Rosalind Plowright and Eric Idle, with Michael Palin as Mrs Betty Parkinson and special guest appearances from Pythons Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam. And of course three sheep! Like Handel only funnier.
ERIC IDLE (baritonish)
WILLIAM FERGUSON (Brian)
SHANNON MERCER (Judith)
ROSALIND PLOWRIGHT (Mandy)
CHRISTOPHER PURVES (Reg)
With special appearances from:
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORUS conducted by JOHN DU PREZ Produced by JOHN GOLDSTONE Directed by AUBREY POWELL