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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Pythons to fly again on the big screen

Robert Dex

Published 25/04/2014|02:30

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Monty Python said they had "reluctantly decided" that their July 20 gig at the O2 in London will "probably be their last live performance together"
Monty Python said they had "reluctantly decided" that their July 20 gig at the O2 in London will "probably be their last live performance together"

LEGENDARY comedy troupe Monty Python are heading back to cinemas after striking a deal to show their final ever gig on the big screen.

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The July 20 show at London's O2 will be broadcast live in thousands of cinemas around the world.

The Pythons, who made a string of hit films including 'Life of Brian', said: "Thanks to the wonderful invention of moving pictures, 'The Last Night of Monty Python' is coming to a cinema near you. Get your knotted handker-chiefs out and warm your brains one last time at any one of 1,500 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."

Earlier this month, the group announced that the July 20 gig, the last of a string of comeback performances at the venue, would "probably be their last live performance together".

The Pythons – John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones – announced their comeback in November.

Irish Independent

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