Monty Python final live show to be screened in movie theaters worldwide

By Daniel S Levine,

The Monty Python comedy troupe has been making audiences around the world laugh for over four decades and many of those fans are not going to be able to make the trip to London in July to see their reunion shows. So, the group has decided to have their final show screened in cinemas around the world.

The group announced the news Thursday, confirming that the July 20 show will be shown in U.K. cinemas that night. Tickets went on sale today and international dates will be announced soon.

Variety reports that Picturehouse Entertainment secured worldwide distribution rights, with Fiz Oliver producing the film, The Last Night of Monty Python. Aubrey Powell is directing.

“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,” the Pythons said in a statement.

All living members of the Pythons - John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam - are participating in the show, which will include re-enactments of classic bits with a modern twist. The last member of the group, Graham Chapman, died in 1989.

The group announced the reunion in November and the first shows sold out in 43 seconds. The performances, which will all take place at the O2 in London, begin on July 1.

image via Facebook from Monty Python

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