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Monday
Nov252013

Monty Python Reunion Show Sells Out in 43 Seconds

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images (LONDON) -- People still want to see Monty Python's Flying Circus -- enough that tickets for the comedy troupe's reunion show next year at London's O2 Arena sold out in 43.5 seconds.

Tickets for the July 1, 2014 show went on sale Monday morning, with prices ranging from £26.50 to £95, or about $43 to $153.

In response to the demand, organizers have already announced four additional dates, from July 1 through July 5, according to the BBC, though there's no word on when those tickets will go on sale.

Monty Python members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin announced the reunion at a London press conference last week.  Member Graham Chapman died of cancer in 1989 at age 48.

Monty Python's Flying Circus aired a total of 45 episodes from 1969 to 1974 on the BBC and also spawned five films, the last of which was Monty Python's The Meaning of Life in 1983Spamalot, a musical comedy based on the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, debuted on Broadway in 2005 and won three Tony Awards, including best musical.

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