The Monty Python Guys Are Now Doing Five Shows in London
Last week, the five living members of Monty Python announced a reunion show at the O2 Arena in London for July 1. Tickets went on sale this morning, and sold so fast that the troupe has added four more shows. Tickets then went on sale for July 2-5, and those seem to be almost sold out as well. Organizers said the first show sold out in 43.5 seconds when they went on sale at 10 am GMT. The O2 Arena seats 20,000 people, and ticket prices ranged from £26.50 ($43) to £95 ($154).
One presumed reason for the reunion is due to a recent court loss by John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones. Mark Forstater, who produced their classic 1975 film Monty Python and The Holy Grail, claimed he was owed more than £200,000 in underpaid royalties from the stage show Spamalot, which has become an international hit.