DISNEY meets Monty Python in a fairytale for adults showing at Wanneroo’s Limelight Theatre this week.
Perth playwright John Grimshaw is presenting Fairytale of Sorts, partly inspired by the films A Knight’s Tale and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
“Fairytale of Sorts harks back to those medieval times as we join the good folk of Partridgedale and meet with a host of lovable misfit characters,” Grimshaw said.
It’s the second time Grimshaw has presented the show but this version has several differences to the debut production six years ago.
“After that first show, I was encouraged by my publisher to re-write the final third of the play to make it easier to stage,” he said.
“It differs in that several madcap characters from version one have been omitted and their places taken by new madcap characters.
“The final scenes differ greatly from the original but great care has been taken to ensure the new version retains the fun and lunacy of its predecessor.
“I also had a hunch that Limelight Theatre’s ex-pat English theatre community may be receptive to a fun story set in medieval England.”
Grimshaw said audiences should expect nothing but “pure fun”.
“It’s a play for those who adhere to the old saying laughter is the best medicine,” he said.
Fairytale of Sorts plays at 8pm from July 4-7.
Tickets are $21 or $18 concession at www.limelighttheatre.com.au or on 0499 954 016 between 9am and midday.