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Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy (2010)

PG | | Comedy, Music | 25 March 2010 (UK)
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A comic oratorio inspired by Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) filmed at its only European performance at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2009 to celebrate 40 years of Monty Python.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Baritonish / Stan aka Loretta / Bob Dylan / Ben
Mrs. Betty Palin / Julius Caesar / Bevis
Workingman / Mexican / Mountie
Not an Individual / Mexican / Mountie
Shannon Mercer ...
Judith - Soprano
Rosalind Plowright ...
William Ferguson ...
Christopher Purves ...
Sheep Lady / Mexican / Best Girl
Neil Innes ...
Mexican / Mountie
BBC Symphony Orchestra ...
BBC Symphony Chorus ...
Andrew Haveron ...
Leader of BBC Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Jackson ...
Chorus Director


Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a comic oratorio based on Monty Python's Life of Brian, which retells the tragic tale of Mandy, impregnated by a Roman soldier, giving birth to Brian, a reluctant revolutionary of the People's Front of Judea who falls in love with Judith, gets mistaken for a Messiah and is arrested by the Romans and sentenced to be crucified. It ranges in reference from Handel, through a naughty Mozart duet, to the Festival of Nine Carols, Bob Dylan, and the classic finale "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life". Written by Anonymous

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Like Handel only funnier.


Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for suggestive material and language | See all certifications »

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Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy  »

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Did You Know?


The "We All Love Sheep" song is actually based on a deleted scene from the beginning of Life of Brian. In said scene, the Three Wise Men are watching sheep in a field prior to visiting the recently born Messiah. See more »


References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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24 May 2011 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Nothing prepared me for this show, i have been a python fan for as long as i can remember. On arrival to the Albert hall casually waiting to go in Eric idle walks passed and gives me a hug to my amazement. Back to the show, musically amazing the feeling when liberty bell bellowed through the hall from a 200 piece orchestra it brought a tear to my eye. The show was amazing, scripted perfectly with new songs and jokes but still keeping faith with the life of Brian. Cameos from the pythons make it almost the full Monty and the jokes and banter still there after 400 years. The show is amazing and really worth watching, i was honoured to be there live but even watching back on DVD its still amazing. Loved every minute of it and shows that Monty Python is still as fresh as ever

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