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Spamalot is back and funnier than ever. The hit performance, which won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, is igniting arenas and stages across the United Kingdon. The brand-new production is on a 2017/2018 tour that also has stops in Korea.

The performance, brought to you by Selladoor Productions, calls itself a "rip off" of the Monty Python and the Holy Grail film from 1975.

Daniel Buckroyd directs the performance and has a stunning crew that makes the performance unforgettable. Daniel W Kidd works his magic on lighting, while Ashley Nottingham works on the choreography of the show. Chris Bogg takes care of the show's sound production.

Act I begins with a historian narrating the night's events. The show begins with laughter as the narrator and actors are on a different page. The narrator shows his displeasure as the cast begins to sing a song about Finland after the narrator provided an overview of medieval England.

King Arthur is then introduced during the scene change, which throws the audience into a dark, dreary village.

Lancelot and Sir Robin are then presented to the crowd as they try and remove Not Dead Fred. Sir Robin is a collector of plague victims, yet Fred insists that he's not dead. The man is a plague victim, but all he wants to do is sing and dance. Lancelot, known for being impatient, quickly hits the man over the head with a shovel after one of his dance routines. Fred now dead, allows Sir Robin and Lancelot a moment to collect themselves and join the Knights of the Round Table.

The musical is filled with dark humor, ridiculous stories and shake-your-head moments.

Audience members will be entertained with the iconic fish slapping dance as well as the French knights, which are known to taunt Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. Script updates have been added into the mix to make the show more relatable.

Taylor Swift is referenced in the hysterically funny performance.

While not stale by any means, a lot of the original script remains the same, with hilarious jokes and puns made throughout.

A four-piece band brings the songs to life, with the sound of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" filling the venue.

The Lady of the Lake's performance is a crowd favorite despite the show lacking many female roles. Spamalot meets its promise of being funnier than Black Death, with modern references adding to the night's laughs.