JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 9037

Stephen Hawking joins Monty Python

By Wednesday, 02 July 2014 14:43 0

The iconic members of Monty Python last night opened what they are billing as their final series of ten shows.

And to surprise the fans, cosmologist Stephen Hawking and physicist Brian Cox are starring alongside the cult comedy troupe – John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones – in the reunion gigs.

Hawking revealed himself as a big Python fan and asked to be featured in the show.

With the first show sold out in a matter of minutes, the British surreal comedy group has announced 600 extra tickets for each of 10 dates at the O2 arena in southeast London.

The show also includes archive footage of the late Graham Chapman, who lost his battle with cancer in 1989 aged just 48. The sixth python’s absence is commemorated by its title: 'One Down, Five to Go.'

However, the opening show has received mixed reviews.

Many reviewers have complained about the lack of new material and have labelled it as a slightly lazy attempt. While others have made the case that while these shows won’t attract any new fans, it’s this greatest hits sample that the true fans are looking for.

Regardless of what the critics say all ten shows are already sold out. The final show on July 20 will also be broadcast live to cinemas around the globe, with John Cleese insisting that it will really be the last.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Poll of the Week

Given the short notice that many passengers received over flight cancellations, do you think Ryanair handled the situation professionally?

Latest Tweets

Have you been harassed by the silent menace? #Tigermosquito #Spain https://t.co/eKmnjPRKkw
#Hailstorm over the weekend left four with #hypothermia https://t.co/LgdwkF0QYh
Look at the size of it! #Barcelona #turtle #beach #Calella https://t.co/KmE4olfOsG
Follow Euro Weekly News on Twitter

Post Gallery

First two days of strike action suspended at Spain’s airports to allow 'space' for talks

Police hold Saudi royals at gunpoint in Marbella

Airport strikes in Spain loom as last-ditch talks scheduled

Juana Rivas faces prison despite handing sons over to father

WATCH: Chris Froome increases La Vuelta a España cycle race lead

EasyJet hoping new hand luggage in the hold option takes off on its flights

Airport strikes in Spain suspended as talks continue

One dead in Malaga road  tunnel car crash

Costa Blanca lashed by summer storms – and you can blame Dana