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Inspired by a true story, this gloriously funny play investigates the nature of comedy, the operation of censorship, and the complex misunderstandings implicit in the Anglo-American relationship.

In December 1975,  Monty Python's Flying Circus was broadcast coast to coast in the US. It was the Pythons' first time on a major network... but somebody cut out all the naughty bits!

Undismayed, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam flew to New York to persuade the network to reinstate the cuts - and, somewhat by accident, found themselves at the centre of a landmark court case concerning freedom of expression and the protection of artistic integrity...

Cast : 6M, 2F

Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-205-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


Steve Thompson is a former journalist. His first two plays, Damages (2004) and Whipping It Up (2006), were premiered by the Bush Theatre.