Eric Idle has hyphenated his way through life as a writer-actor in the movies and TV shows of Monty Python, as creator-actor-director of The Rutles, and as...Read More
Eric Idle has hyphenated his way through life as a writer-actor in the movies and TV shows of Monty Python, as creator-actor-director of The Rutles, and as singer-songwriter on stage at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and two highly successful tours of the US with John Du Prez: Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python (2000) and The Greedy Bastard Tour (2003), where they journeyed 15,000 miles across North America in a Rock and Roll bus (see The Greedy Bastard Diary).
Spamalot won the Tony for Best Musical of 2005, and a Grammy for Best Soundtrack and is currently on Broadway, on Tour in the US, in The West End of London, in Las Vegas at The Wynn Hotel and somewhere in Australia. Not The Messiah (He’s A Very Naughty Boy) a comic Oratorio based on The Life of Brian, written with John Du Prez, received its world premiere in Toronto in June 2007, its US premiere in July, and in December they toured Australia and New Zealand. It will play the Hollywood Bowl this summer. His latest play What About Dick? had a short try out in LA and Rutlemania! The Tribute Concert a celebration of 30 years of The Rutles opened in March.Read Less
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