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Confirmed – Les Dennis and Warwick Davis are new Spamalot stars

It’s been confirmed that, as previously reported by WhatsOnStage, Life’s Too Short and Extras co-stars Les Dennis and Warwick Davis will be reunited when they star together as King Arthur and Patsy in the West End run of Spamalot.

Dennis, who takes over from Joe Pasquale, starts performances on Saturday (3 August), with Davis joining him from 23 September. Bonnie Langford continues in the role of The Lady of the Lake.

Les Dennis, whose previous West End credits include Eurobeat and Chicago, said: “As a kid I was always a massive fan of Monty Python so when Spamalot came to town I thought ‘I’d really love to be in that’. And now I’m excited that I’m actually not just in it, but playing the lead role. I’m really looking forward to always looking on the bright side of life.”

Warwick Davis, whose film roles include Willow and Star Wars, added: “I’ve been in hit TV shows and blockbuster Hollywood movies, but you are never really taken seriously as an actor until you’ve done a play. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to play Patsy in Spamalot.”

The “lovingly ripped off” Monty Python musical is currently running at the Playhouse Theatre, following a national tour and a sting at the Harold Pinter.