Explores the comic, complex and contradictory life of Graham Chapman - not only a star of Monty Python but also a qualified doctor, keen mountaineer, raging alcoholic and Britain's first openly gay comedian. Retelling his tragic-comic life through a series of Pythonesque sketches. Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy)
is a comedic oratorio based on Monty Python's Life of Brian. It is a night of baroque 'n' roll on a grand scale, with a full orchestra, massed choir, bagpipers and classical soloists, all hosted by Michael Palin as Mrs. Betty Parkinson, with Eric Idle as a 'baritonish' soloist - reprising some of the best-loved roles from the film, including Mr. Cheeky and Stan the Revolutionary who wants to be called Loretta.Performers Eric Idle (baritonish), Michael Palin (guest appearance), Terry Jones (guest appearance), Terry Gilliam (guest appearance), Carol Cleveland (guest appearance), Neil Innes (guest appearance), William Ferguson (Brian), Shannon Mercer (Judith), Rosalind Plowright (Mandy), Christopher Purves (Reg).
Company BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Conductor John Du Prez.