Mini-review – Spamalot – Palace Theatre

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Spamalot last night was fun, despite the fact our seats were so far up I felt like I was in another building. However, neither nor I were too terribly amused by having jokes we’d heard a million times (both on film and by American Python fans) quoted on stage (except for maybe the French scene with all of the insults), the songs were generally not that witty, and most of the stuff they added was mediocre. Sure, yeah, disco Lancelot funny, Camelot as Casino with showgirls funny. I spent the entire “You’ve Got to Have a Jew” scene cringing, though. Is there some kind of trend for being ethnically/racially rude making you hipper or something? I mean, at least “If You Could See Her Through My Eyes” wasn’t hiding what it’s real attitude toward Jewish people was. At any rate, I was amused enough for what we’d paid, and W was about falling out of his chair (doubtless in part due to suffering terribly from a lack of sleep the night before). I was thinking he was getting a lot more out of London since I moved here; he does ten times as much stuff now.

(This review is for a performance that took place on January 3rd, 2007. It was migrated from another blog.)

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