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PYTHONESQUE Fun on Stage at Theatre On The Bay from 25 March

Graham Hopkins in PYTHONESQUE

Playwright Roy Smiles's brilliant and irreverent trilogy on comedy history ends fittingly with his ingenious comic revue,PYTHONESQUE, on stage at Theatre on the Bay this Easter season. Having conjured up the spirit of The Goons in YING TONG - A WALK WITH THE GOONS and resurrected the ground-breaking satire of BEYOND THE FRINGE and Pete and Dud in GOOD EVENING, Smiles completes the trilogy with PYTHONESQUE, a play commissioned by Pieter Toerien that was first seen at Theatre on the Bay in 2009.

In a season before the production travels to Los Angeles, South African audiences can follow the story of Oxford and Cambridge graduates John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and the previously-American Terry Gilliam, who in 1969 formed one of the best loved comedy troupes ever: Monty Python's Flying Circus!

Alan Swerdlow, who most recently directed the acclaimed CONSETLLATIONS, returns in the director's chair, with Graham Hopkins and Theo Landey in the driving seat, and Robert Fridjhon and Russel Savadier in the back, singing road-trip songs.

Catch the exceptionally funny PYTHONESQUE from 25 March - 11 April on Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm nightly. A 5pm matinee will take place on 11 April. Bookings can be made through Computicket.

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