Monty Python stars to reunite for stage show

Legendary comedy group Monty Python are set to reunite for the first time in more than 30 years.

Surviving members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Michael Palin are apparently working on a new stage show.

A spokesman for the Pythons said: “A press conference is set for Thursday where the Pythons themselves will be unveiling their plans to work together again.”

Meanwhile Idle tweeted yesterday: “Only three days to go till the Python press conference.

“Make sure Python fans are alerted to the big forthcoming news event.”

Terry Jones went on to confirm the reunion when talking to the BBC: “We’re getting together and putting on a show – it’s real.

“I’m quite excited about it. I hope it makes us a lot of money. I hope to be able to pay off my mortgage!”

The last time the comedy group appeared together was in their 1983 film, The Meaning of Life.

Thursday’s press conference will take place at the theatre where Monty Python’s Spamalot is running – The Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End.