Wednesday, July 30, 2014

See Monty Python Live (Mostly) at Cinema Nouveau

Hey South Africa.  You have a chance to see those zany oddballs from Monty Python in their wonderful show.


One down, five to go… some elderly gentlemen are going to entertain you!

If phrases such as “This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch, 'e'd be pushing up the daisies”; “I’m sorry to have kept you waiting, but I’m afraid my walk has become rather sillier recently” and All right... all right... but apart from better sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health... what have the Romans ever done for us?” bring back memories of the irreverent weirdness and wackiness that is Monty Python, then a special show ‘live’ from London’s O2 Arena and soon to be broadcast on the big screen, is a must-see event.
Cinema Nouveau and Ster-Kinekor, in association with Picturehouse Entertainment, are delighted to announce limited screenings of the hilarious Monty Python Live (mostly) stage show, at select cinemas on 06, 09 and 16 August 2014 at 20:00. These include the four Cinema Nouveau theatres – Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg, Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria, Gateway in Durban and V&A Waterfront in Cape Town – and Ster-Kinekor sites at Bedford View, Cedar Square, Sandton and Somerset Mall.
Picturehouse Entertainment has secured the international distribution rights to broadcast the Monty Python Live (mostly) show that was recorded on 20 July 2014. The historic Last Night of the Pythons Live from London’s O2 Arena, is currently being screened in cinemas across the globe, including here in South Africa, thanks to Ster-Kinekor Theatres and Cinema Nouveau.
Monty Python fans around the world have the opportunity of joining one of the most anticipated live events of the year, and the chance to say farewell to the Pythons, together on stage for the first time in more than three decades, on this last and special night. The live show, featuring the inimitable talents of John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, with Graham Chapman, and performances by Carol Cleveland, is directed by Aubrey Powell and produced by Fiz Oliver.
There was huge demand for tickets for this, the first live performances on stage by the stars of Monty Python since performing at the Hollywood Bowl on 15 September 1980 – and 40 years after their last stage appearance in the UK, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
"Thanks to the wonderful invention of moving pictures, The Last Night of Monty Python is coming to a cinema near you. Get your knotted handkerchiefs out and warm your brains one last time at any one of thousands of cinemas across the world. 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,” said the Pythons.
At first there was some resistance to the idea of having to share each other’s tights again, but when it was explained that we were going to get paid, the deal was signed in a record 43.6 seconds. Relief turned to pure joy when medical checks proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that five of us were still alive. Even Graham (Chapman), though less alive than the rest of us, is to be reunited with us all via the miracle of digital re-creation.”
The running time of the ‘live’ show is approximately 3hrs 10mins, and includes a 20-minute interval.
Picturehouse Entertainment continues to push the boundaries of live cinema broadcasts, and the screening of Monty Python Live (mostly) is set to be one of the biggest – and certainly funniest – events of the year.
In anticipation of the screenings, and to get in the spirit of Monty Python, everyone can join the official Python fan club –Monty Python’s SPAM Club – at Proudly touted as ‘what may be the worst run fan club in the world’, the Python SPAM Club will bring trademark Monty Python humour closer to fans by bringing it, literally, to their doorstop.
For more information about Monty Python Live (mostly) and to make bookings, visit or, or call Ticketline on 0861-MOVIES (668 437). Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz or on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. You can also download the Ster-Kinekor App on any Nokia, Samsung Android, iPhone and Blackberry smart phone for updates, news and to book from your mobile.

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