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The five surviving members of the Monty Python comedy team have announced five more shows in London next year, after the first five shows sold out within an hour.
- Tuesday, July 15
- Wednesday, July 16
- Friday, July 18
- Saturday, July 19
- Sunday, July 20
The show, in the O2 Arena, will be the first time since the Hollywood Bowl in 1980 that the troupe have performed together.
Tickets for the additional shows go on sale on Friday morning.
The Sun's showbiz editor Dan Wootton tweets the Monty Python announced five more reunion shows next year, bringing the total number of performances to 10.
The Pythons sold out their first show in 43.5 seconds. Tickets for the further four shows were gone within an hour.
Python star Eric Idle said: "It's totally amazing. I don't think we realised quite how much Python is loved round the world. We look forward to paying off Terry Jones' mortgage soon."
The veteran comedy troupe - John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones - announced they were getting back together last week.
John Cleese said he is not feeling nervous about performing Monty Python at the O2 Arena next year as he expects the show to be "like a party" - a celebration of the classic sketches between the performers and fans.
He said he is excited to be reunited with his co-stars on stage, safe in the knowledge their material is "pretty funny".
Speaking to Nina Nannar, he dismissed reports the troupe were reuniting simply for the money and labelled the Daily Mail writers who made the claims "w*****s".
The remaining members of Monty Python will perform together more than 30 years after their last stage performance.
Here are the key highlights from the conference:
- Tickets are to go on sale on November 25 at 10am
- The price of tickets is to range between £27.50 to £95
- It will be held at London's O2 Arena from July 1 2014
- The show will feature classic sketches
- Arlene Philips is to choreograph the show as she did for The Meaning Of Life
- They will attempt to release the show on DVD
To find out more information, visit MontyPythonLive.com.
The Monty Python team say they are about to announce the city and date for their live stage performance shortly.
It promises to be "biggest live event of 2014" - their first live show on stage since the Hollywood Bowl in 1980.
Tickets will go on sale next Monday at 10am. More information is on MontyPythonlive.com
Monty Python's Eric Idle said that "if there is a god Graham Chapman will show up", after he died in 1989.
The Monty Python stars got up to their old tricks, swapping their name badges, and jokingly saying that they had reformed to pay Terry Jones' mortgage.
Michael Palin was the hardest to convince to rejoin the act, according to John Cleese.
Carol Cleveland also stood up, adding that she would be playing herself in the show.
Monty Python's Eric Idle said we are doing it now because if we left it too long it would be too late.
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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 five remaining stars of the internationally acclaimed comedy troupe are to perform together in a live show at the O2 Arena in London.