A NEW Skipton theatre company will stage the Monty Python comedy musical Spamalot next month.

Excuse Moo Productions has brought together local performers including several regulars from Sutton’s Green Hut Theatre Company.

The promise a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen.

Spamalot, a West End and touring hit, was “lovingly ripped off” from the famous 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail along with material from other Python outings.

The audience at the Mart Theatre in Skipton will join King Arthur as he travels with his hapless Knights of the Round Table on a divine mission to locate the elusive Holy Grail – with uproarious consequences.

Excuse Moo spokesman Patrick Smith said: “Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best New Musical, the hilarious Spamalot was written by Python legend Eric Idle, with a fantastic score co-written by John DuPrez which includes Always Look On The Bright Side of Life.”

Excuse Moo Productions was created to produce the “epic” production, which will be presented from Friday to Sunday, March 20 (7.15pm), 21 (2.15pm & 7.15pm) and 22 (5pm).

The cast includes Phil Smith, Ashley Judge, Helen Procter, Josh Breeze, Roxanne Williams, Dan Breeze, Dale Chadwick and Anne Mody.

Call 01756 709666 or visit themarttheatre.org.uk to book tickets.

Excuse Moo warn that the production contains strong language and rude bits.

The Mart Theatre will host the “dynamic” one-man play Crusoe’s Island on March 27.