Friday, 12 August 2022

Spamalot fund-raiser

A PRODUCTION of Monty Python’s musical comedy Spamalot in Henley will raise money for the Alzeimer’s Society.

The show is to be performed by the Henley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society at the Kenton Theatre from Wednesday to Saturday next week.

After each show, members will hold a bucket collection.

Jennamarie Smith came up with the idea of putting on the show after she heard that Python star Terry Jones had been diagnosed with dementia.

Ms Smith, 28, who plays two roles in the show, said: “It is brilliant fun, the best thing I have done with HAODS.”

Jones, 74, has primary progressive aphasia, which affects his ability to communicate.

Fellow Python star Michael Palin said in a post on Facebook that it is “the cruellest thing that could befall someone to whom words, ideas, arguments, jokes and stories were once the stuff of life.”

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