WIN: Tickets to see Monty Python And The Holy Grail at Clevedon's Curzon
PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 January 2019
A Clevedon audience is in for a comical treat this month.
The kings of comic are up to no-good in a 1970s remake of an old folk tale about King Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail.
Monty Python And The Holy Grail will be shown at the town’s Curzon cinema as part of the BFI Comedy Genius Season.
The kings of being awfully silly took on the Arthurian legend in their first film in 1975. Despite struggling for funding throughout production, Python turned their money woes into enduring moments of pop culture.
The group could not afford horses so they clopped together coconuts and they did not budget for a battle so the film crescendos with a post-modern side swipe which is born from inventive Python genius.
The British anarchic parody has aged perfectly since its original release.
The film was conceived during the hiatus between the third and fourth series of their BBC television series, Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
This film became the basis of the 2005 Broadway success, Smapalot which received 14 Tony Award nominations, winning in three categories including Best Musical.
The BFI will stage the celebration of film and TV comedy this month, previewing everything from boundary-pushing writers and performers who say the unsayable to the silent slapstick heroes of the past.
The Times is teaming up with the Curzon once again to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to see the film.
This competition will close at 10am on Monday.
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