Photo Flash: Davison and Ward in London 'Spamalot'

Award-winning TV stars Peter Davison ("Doctor Who") and Bill Ward ("Coronation Street") joined the London cast of Monty Python's Spamalot at the Palace Theatre on July 23, 2007. Davison, following in the footsteps of Tim Curry and Simon Russell Beale, plays King Arthur, whilst Ward plays the brave (though slightly sexually disorientated) Sir Lancelot. Currently playing at the Palace Theatre, Monty Python's Spamalot is booking until 3 November 2007.

Davison and Ward joined a cast including the Olivier Award nominated Hannah Waddingham as The Lady of the Lake, Robert Hands as Sir Robin, Steven Kynman as Herbert, Graham MacDuff as Sir Dennis Galahad, Andrew Spillett as Patsy and Tony Timberlake as Sir Bedevere.

Directed by Mike Nichols, Monty Python's Spamalot is "lovingly ripped-off" from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Spamalot features a chorus line of dancing divas (and serfs), flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and a legless knight. The book and lyrics are by Eric Idle with a Grammy Award-winning score by Eric Idle and John Du PrezMonty Python's Spamalot received its first performance at the Palace Theatre in London's West End on September 30, 2006.

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Photos by Catherine Ashmore

Andrew Spillett as Patsy and Peter Davison as King Arthur

Bill Ward as Lancelot and cast

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