Monty Python confirm one-off London show

The surviving members of legendary comedy group Monty Python have announced that they will perform a one-off live show at the 02 Arena in London next July.

Eric Idle, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones revealed the show during a press conference held earlier today, which was hosted by actor Warwick Davis.

Idle said their comeback would centre on the team’s “greatest hits” and would also pay tribute to Graham Chapman, the sixth Python member, who died in 1989.

“We just thought it would be fun to do one and see if we were still funny,” Idle told reporters.

The show will be directed by Phil McIntyre and will be their first new show in three decades.

Only one performance at the 02 Arena, London has been confirmed and a statement released ahead of the conference said the show would be the group’s “final reunion”.

Rumours first surfaced on Tuesday that the surviving members of Monty Python are going to reunite for a new show.

Tickets for the show will range from £27.50 to £95 and go on sale on Monday November 25.