Monty Python's Spamalot is back on tour in the New Year and stops at both Manchester and Blackpool.

Leading the cast as Arthur - King of The Britons is Phill Jupitus is best known for his appearances on TV shows such as QI and Never Mind the Buzzcocks and as a presenter and guest on multiple radio shows on BBC Radio. He is no stranger to musicals though, as he recently starred as Edna Turnblad in the West End production of Hairspray. Phill joins the tour in Plymouth from January 31 and will play at the Manchester and Blackpool dates. 

Joining him is everybody’s favourite Northern Nancy, Jodie Prenger reprising her role as The Lady of the Lake in a variety of hand-picked locations, including those in the North West. Todd Carty also continues to bang some coconuts together as Patsy. He will continue to assist Arthur on his Quest for the Grail until the tour ends in June 2011.  Eric Idle will star as God via 21st century technology from his LA poolside.

Meanwhile, Grammy Award winner John Du Prez has been busy producing the UK Cast Recording. Featuring Jodie Prenger, Marcus Brigstocke and Todd Carty, it was recorded at the Churchill Theatre Bromley and is currently on sale.

Spamalot arrives at Manchester's Palace Theatre from 7 -12 February and Blackpool's Grand Theatre from 18 -23 April.