We really wanted to experience a show during our long weekend in London and I saw that there were some good tickets available for Spamalot on Saturday night. I figured the British humor would be best experienced in the UK, so I asked my aunt to get us tickets.
I am not sure where the miscommunication came into play but it became pretty obvious after climbing a steep staircase that the seats were not where I thought they should be. We found our seats at the very top of the balcony next to the spotlight lady (who politely chastised me for trying to put my bag down next to her). There was only standing room behind us.
Plus, we just made the start of the show because of a late start to dinner and it became clear after about 10 minutes that my aunt and uncle weren’t going to join us for the first act. I eventually found them during intermission and because my aunt had checked her cane she wasn’t able to climb the steep staircase up to our seats. Thankfully, one of the theatre employees found them seats in the orchestra, and we were able to join them with a proper view for the remainder of the show!
I thought the show was very amusing and the ad lib parts with current events were particularly funny. Apparently the lead (King Arthur) won Britain’s Top Comic and the Lady of the Lake had a beautiful voice. Overall, I think the production value was a bit shabby and I am glad we didn’t pay the going price for our second half seats, but I enjoyed the show.
interior of the Playhouse Theater