LONDON: Britain’s Monty Python comedy troupe on Wednesday announced five further dates for their reunion tour, after tickets for their first joint performance in three decades sold out in under a minute. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will play the new dates at London’s O2 Arena on July 15-16 and 18-20, bringing the total run of shows to 10. They delighted their cult following last week by announcing a “one-off” show on July 1 at the 20,000-capacity arena, featuring favourite old sketches as well as new material by the septuagenarian comedians. –AFP