Monty Python Live (mostly)
Tuesday, 1 July, 2014
We were delighted to be asked to light One Down Four To Go, the run of Monty Python shows at the O2 to mark their exit from live performance.
In only five days the creative team managed to produce something that very much resembled a West End or Broadway musical, with a cast of thirty dancers, a complicated video and lighting set up, and props that came and went throughout the evening. The long hours of rehearsals and sleepless nights were easily compensated by the sheer joy of working with this wonderfully eccentric, generous and funny group of performers. Pryderi Baskerville programmed and ran the show impeccably and the hybrid of pure theatrical lighting and moments of real arena spectacle fit the dynamics of this highly unusual but entertaining production.
Monty Python flying as the famous five prove more golden than olden!
“A bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money.” That was the irony-laden joke Mick Jagger cracked at the Pythons’ expense earlier this week to mark – and mock – the start of their eagerly awaited reunion gigs at the most daunting venue in town, 45 years after they first hit our TV screens and 40 years after they last performed in the capital in Drury Lane.
Read the full review from the Daily Telegraph here.
Click here for the official Monty Python Live website