Spamalot: Character Descriptions
- the proud monarch of England. He may not
know all of his country's provinces by name but, nevertheless, he
believes his country is awesome for reasons he probably won't
- the “homicidally brave” knight
in King Arthur's round table. He is perfect for the role of a
soldier, as his favorite hobby is to kill people for sport. He is
loyal to Arthur and helpful to Robin, as he always volunteers to
be the first one to enter the dangerous fray. He looks out for
cowardly Sir Robin who is obviously incapable of defending
- described as a brave knight; the Historian
depicts him as “not quite as brave as Sir Lancelot”.
He, hilariously, isn't brave at all; whenever real danger rears
its ugly head he rushes off stage so he won't soil himself in
public. His grandest accomplishment on the battlefield is
slaughtering the “vicious” chicken of Bristol.
- Lady of the Lake
- Move over, Patti LuPone and Barbra
Streisand: there's a new diva in town! Her name is the Lady of
the Lake. She is Arthur's mythical guide, appearing from the
enchanted lake to help him in his quest. She can enchant objects
and transform people. She loves Arthur.
- King Arthur's devoted manservant. Patsy loves
the King, despite the fact that he can be neglectful and make
Patsy do things he'd rather not.
- a Knight of the Round Table. He's described
by the Historian as “strangely flatulent”. Sir
Bedevere claims to be a scientist, but most of his scientific
findings are questionable, at best. For example, he was the first
to “prove” that coconuts migrate.
- Prince Herbert
- In every medieval tale, there is a
damsel in distress. She is trapped in the highest tower of a
castle by her evil father, being forced into a marriage she
doesn't want. In Spamalot, that “damsel” is Prince
Herbert. He is a young, very gay Prince who sings songs of
longing for his one true love… a man that he still hasn't met.
He just knows that his true love isn't the yucky girl to whom
- The Historian is the rather dry, factual narrator of the
story. He pops up, sporadically, throughout Spamalot to recount
scenes and comment on characters, with a touch of Pythonian
- Not Dead Fred
- Fred is not dead, and he very joyfully
wants to prove it to everyone. We meet Fred on a cart, where
everyone in the town has thrown their dead, for pick up. Sir
Lancelot is about to take him away. but Fred wakes up and
persuades Lancelot that he is very much alive.
- The Black Knight defends his little plot of land, warning
that, “None shall pass”. When King Arthur tries to
walk on his land, the Knight challenges him to a duel.
- Brother Maynard
- a monk and King's Arthur's spiritual
guide whom he goes to consult about his quest for the Grail.
Brother Maynard is unfortunately not very helpful; he rambles on
constantly and most of the things he says makes no sense at
- The French Taunter
- He is the Guard of a castle that
King Arthur wants to approach, and he flatly refuses to let
Arthur in. He is a very French, scheming guard who truly hates
the British. He loves to taunt the British and come up with the
most ridiculous insults to offend the knights
- The Enchanter
- a ghostly enchanter that appears to
warn the Knights about the fearsome beast guarding the Grail. has
a Scottish accent and tries to be fearsome, but the Knights don't
take him or his warnings seriously
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