Dialogue #writersbootcampZA

Tonight was the official opening of {Monty Pythons’} {Spamalot} at the {Joburg Theatre}.


My cheeks are so sore from laughing.  I actually had tears in my eyes.

I grew up with Monty Python, ‘Allo ‘Allo, Fawlty Towers.  So to see Spamalot performed was amazing.

Here are a few pieces of dialogue that left me gasping for breath…

Arthur: Gd be praised. We have a quest: to find the grail!

Sir Robin: The quail!

Arthur: No, the grail. The vessel used at the last supper.

Sir Robin: They had a boat at the last supper? Was it a sort of dinner cruise?

Sir Galahad: The grail is a cup.

Sir Robin: Gd the almighty and all-knowing has misplaced a cup?

Arthur: But I thought you were a fairy.

Lady of the Lake: Oh no, that’s Lancelot.

Patsy: I’m Jewish!

Arthur: What? Why didn’t you say so?

Patsy: Well… it’s not the sort of thing you say in front of a heavily armed Christian.

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