After the news leaked earlier this week, the five surviving members of Monty Python held a press conference at midday today to officially announce they were to ‘fly again’. ‘Monty Python: Live (mostly)’ comes to the O2 Arena on July 1 2014… and that’s it, so far. No other dates have been disclosed, but following the silly, scripted revelation, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam (combined age 357) answered a few questions that hinted at further shows.
‘At first, it’ll be the one and only,’ said Eric Idle (sat behind John Cleese’s name card), ‘It’ll be a big show, like a huge musical’. Cleese revealed there’s ‘no chance’ of the silly walks being revived, ‘I have an artificial knee and an artificial hip’, but the legendary troupe said the show would be a mix of greatest hits (given ‘modern, topical, Pythonesque twists’), material that’s never been performed live, and the odd new joke. The Pythons haven’t performed lived since 1980 at the Hollywood Bowl, and this O2 Arena date will be their first UK show in 40 years.
Tickets go on sale this Monday, November 25, at 10am priced £27.50 to £95. Good luck! Find out more about Monty Python: Live (mostly)
Watch the announcement below: