Picturehouse Entertainment has secured the international distribution rights to broadcast the upcoming Monty Python Live (mostly) show on July 20, the historic Last Night of the Pythons Live from London’s O2 to cinemas around the world.
Now fans around the world will have the opportunity of joining in on one of the most anticipated live events of the year, a chance to say farewell to the Pythons on this last and special night. More than 450 cinemas across the UK will take the live broadcast. The live show will be directed by Aubrey Powell and produced by Fiz Oliver.
Monty Python rightfully hold a place amongst the world’s finest ever comedians, influencing a generation and revolutionising comedy on their way to greatness. There was huge demand for tickets for the first live performances at the O2 on stage by the stars of Monty Python since performing at the Hollywood Bowl on 15 September 1980 and 40 years after they last appeared on stage in the UK at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. At a combined age of just 357, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again take to the stage and perform some of Monty Python’s greatest hits with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists.
“Thanks to the wonderful invention of moving pictures, The Last Night of Monty Python is coming to a cinema near you. Get your knotted handkerchiefs out and warm your brains one last time at any one of 450 cinemas across the UK, and 1500 across the world. Join the crowd live from London’s O2 in a final weepy, hilarious, uproarious, outrageous, farewell to the five remaining Pythons as they head for The Old Jokes Home ….on the big screen, in HD, ” said the Pythons.
“Picturehouse Entertainment continue to push the boundaries of live cinema broadcasts in what is set to be one of the biggest and certainly funniest events of the year,” said Marc Allenby, Head of Commercial Development at Picturehouse Entertainment.
Monty Python first hit our screens with the Flying Circus, which saw 45 episodes broadcast over four BBC series between 1969 and 1974. The Pythons were an instant success and became the face of British comedy. They went on to achieve overwhelming international acclaim with the huge success of films such as “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” in 1975, “Life of Brian” in 1979 and their final film, “The Meaning of Life” in 1983.
UK cinema tickets will go on sale from April 25, with further information
available from WWW.MONTYPYTHONLIVE.COM