A show-stopping scene
Among recent star events that have taken place at Freemasons’
Hall (FMH) is Spamalot – the musical production of Monty
Python’s famous Holy Grail and The Alternative Hair Show, the
biggest show at Grand Lodge since opening its doors to events
After being approached by Laughalot, the production
company for Spamalot in May 2006 it was with a sense of
optimism that we entered into the planning of the event
with the organisers.
We knew from the beginning that the event was going
to be fun, but we had no idea how wonderfully the building
was going to be transformed for the West End hit musical,
and how much the building would allow the parts of the show
to come to life within its various areas assigned for the party.
Its creator, Eric Idle, one of the original Monty Python
team, visited the building and was very impressed and from
his suggested ideas for the party great detail went into the
event, even down to what menus were used by caterers
‘Create’ on the night.
As the media interest began to build up for the opening
night, there was great excitement that the Monty Python
team would be re-united. On the night of the event many stars
of the stage and TV came to Freemasons’ Hall, but the most
memorable part of the evening was seeing the Monty Python
team laughing and talking together within Grand Lodge.