No Naughty Bits

Even if you’re not a Monty Python fan, Steve Thompson’s fictional, fact-based reconstruction of the 1975 court case brought by Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin against US network ABC has moments to savour as they battle to reinstate unacceptable edits.

Matthew Marsh provides a masterclass in low-key comedy as the sympathetic, sardonic judge presiding over their fight against censorship and commercial breaks, whilst Edward Hall’s colourful production (aided by Francis O’Connor’s tribute design) recalls the surreal silliness of the Pythons’ schoolboy humour.

– Louise Kingsley

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Until October 15