When Eric Idle decided to turn Monty Python and the Holy Grail into a Broadway stage show in 2005, titled Monty Python’s Spamalot, we figured it would only be a matter of time that we’d see more of the Python’s work on the stage. And 16 years later, it’s happening.
This morning, John Cleese tweeted out that he has completed work on the first draft of stage version of the 1979 religious satire Life of Brian. It has been long rumored that there may be a stage adaptation in the works – a concert version with new music had been staged previously – but it’s nice to hear that a more traditional play is on the way.
“Today I finished the first draft of the script for the stage version of Life of Brian,” Cleese tweeted out. “Not a musical, as songs slow the pace down too much[.]Depending on Covid, we might be able to do it in the second half of next year[.]”
Sadly, but not surprisingly, no founding members of Monty Python will be appearing in the stage version. “No Pythons in the cast,” Cleese added. “We’ve had enough die already[.]”
So there it is. We can’t wait to see how they stage the final crucifixion sequence!