Monty Python Reunion Tickets Sell Out in 43 Seconds, at London O2

Robert Dex, THE INDEPENDENT

The remaining members of Monty Python have announced four more shows after their reunion at London’s O2 sold out in less than a minute.

The veteran comedy troupe – John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones – announced they were getting back together last week.

A spokesman for the Pythons said the 1 July event sold out in 43.5 seconds this morning and tickets for four further shows had immediately gone on sale.

The concerts at the venue in Greenwich, southeast London, come more than 30 years after their last stage performance.

Speaking at last week’s press conference, they said they would include some of their most famous routines including the dead parrot sketch.

Their last major live show was at the Hollywood Bowl in 1982.