Michael Ball Joins SPAMALOT on Screen as 'God' for 'Summer of Charity Spamalot Gods'
West End veteran Michael Ball will be there next star to join the cast of SPAMALOT, beginning tonight at the Playhouse Theatre, as 'God' on screen. Past participants have included Hugh Bonneville, Bradley Walsh, Barbara Windsor, Simon Callow, Christopher Biggins, Michael Palin, Larry Lamb, and Brian May, who have taken part in the 'The Summer of Charity Spamalot Gods (in 2D).' All play 'God' on screen during Spamalot for a week at a time, with money being donated to their nominated charities.
Ball is best known for musical theatre roles such as Marius in LES MISERABLES (which he originated in the London production), Alex in Aspects of Love, Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Edna Turnblad in Hairspray for which he won the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He most recently played the role of Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End which earned him another Olivier award in 2013.
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a kind-of new musical with a book by Eric Idle and an entirely new score for the new production, (well, almost) created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls,witch burnings (cancelled due to health and safety) not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. The show features fantastic tunes more magical than a Camelot convention, including He Is Not Dead Yet, Knights of the Round Table, Find Your Grail and of course the Nation's Favourite Comedy Song (Reader's Digest Poll 2010 - before it went bust), Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.