The first stage show (and film) to deploy the now iconic title that gave the entire series its name was “slightly directed” by John Cleese (his words) and features half the Pythons, plus Eleanor Bron, Billy Connolly, the breakthrough debut of Rowan Atkinson, and what many consider to be Peter Cook’s finest performance: his savage satire of one of Britain’s most salacious political sex scandals, hysterically funny even without knowledge of the details. The film also captures the birth of the “unplugged” phenomenon and the rock community’s longstanding support of Amnesty International with stunning acoustic performances by The Who’s Pete Townshend. This original, uncut 1979 UK film was never released in the US and includes 20 minutes cut from the DVD version. (Courtesy of Amnesty International – UK)
Date: Thursday, December 10th
Location: AFI Silver Theatre: 8633 Colesville Rd Silver Spring, MD
Tickets are free and will be available at the box office on the day of the show ONLY; limit 4 per person.