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The five surviving Pythons have announced a one-night reunion gig at London's O2 next summer. An unmissable chance to catch a legendary act, or are they 20 years too late?

Charlie Higson, actor, comedian and author

I vividly remember going to see Monty Python live at the Drury Lane theatre in 1974. It was one of the best nights of my young life. There they were, up on stage, right in front of me, my heroes, the most important thing in my world. The comedy that you're into defines who you are, and every generation needs its own show – the show that they feel they own, that is made only for them.

For me, and everyone at school I respected, it was Monty Python. They upset your parents, they upset the establishment, they were the biggest cult show in Britain. And they played the Drury Lane theatre. How times have changed: a »

- Charlie Higson

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