The Final night of the Monty Python Live (mostly) tour is to be broadcast live from the O2 on Gold on July 20th.
John Cleese. Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will perform as Monty Python for the very last (probably) time on July 20th at the O2 and we will all be able to watch from our armchairs as long as you have Gold. It will include Behind the Scenes footage as well as the actual “One down, five to go” performance in it’s entirety.
Gold have also announced that a five part series celebrating the most popular scenes from Monty Python’s Flying Circus will air later in the year. A chance to look back at the classic original sketch show.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Eric Idle said: “What could be finer at the end of a long life in comedy, than a chance to reunite with old pals and say goodbye to all our fans in one final mad musical show. We are very excited that not only do we get the chance to screw up on stage, we get a chance to screw up live on TV too.”
Last November, the five surviving Pythons announced that they would be reuniting for the first time in more than 30 years for a one-off show at the O2 Arena. However, after tickets sold out in 43.5 seconds, a further nine dates were added. Despite rumours that the group would be embarking on a more extensive world tour, Michael Palin later confirmed that the 20 July performance would be their last ever, christening it The Last Night of the Pythons.