Most of Monty Python Reunite For 40th Anniversary Stage Show

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Original Pythons Michael Palin, Eric Idle, and Terry Jones, along with director Terry Gilliam, will take the stage at Royal Albert Hall in London on Oct. 23. John Cleese will not attend due to prior engagements, and Graham Chapman died in 1989. The last time the four assembled together was at a memorial for George Harrison in 2002.

Idle, who wrote Not The Messiah's script with conductor John Du Prez, has said that the show features a wide variety of musical references, including Handel, Mozart, the Festival of Nine Carols and Bob Dylan.

Not the Messiahis just one part of the group's 40th-anniversary celebration, Other events include a documentary series to be broadcast in October, a book and appearances in Hollywood and New York.

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