06 September 2013
Brian May, best known as the guitarist for rock group Queen, is joining the West End’s “Summer of Spamalot Charity Gods” line-up, in which a rotating round of celebrities will film the part of God to be shown at each performance of Monty Python’s Spamalot for a week at a time. May’s season will run Sept. 9-14.
He follows in the footsteps (and heavenly robes) of Hugh Bonneville, Michael Palin, Barbara Windsor, Larry Lamb, Bradley Walsh, Simon Callow and Christopher Biggins. They, in turn, have sent Eric Idle off down the pub throughout the warmer months, as he usually plays the role on screen (and will pop up from time to time when the other Gods are off inventing America).
May’s nominated charity to benefit from the performances is the Save Me Campaign, a non-profit organization that takes a stance against the persecution and torture of wildlife for sport.
In a press statement, May commented, “The opportunity to play God has got to be something that you can’t possibly pass up. I really, really didn’t want to stop. Once you’ve played God, nothing else will match up to that experience and I can quite understand what’s happened to David Cameron! I love Monty Python, always have done. Spamalot is a wonderful show and it’s very up-to-the-minute, it doesn’t date at all, and I recommend everyone see it at least five times.”
To book tickets, contact the box office on o844 871 7627 or visit www.spamalotwestend.co.uk for more details.