Basil, Sybil and Manuel return having sold-out here in July as well as last year. Serving a 3-course meal with a good dollop of mayhem, this 'hilarious battle of wits, patience, fire extinguishers and fine food' (-Australian Traveller) arrives during yet another world tour. It's the show to see!
Basil, Sybil and Manuel return having sold-out here in July as well as last year. Serving a 3-course meal with a good dollop of mayhem, this 'hilarious battle of wits, patience, fire extinguishers and fine food' (- Australian Traveller) arrives during yet another world tour. It's the show to see!
The show starts as the audience wait to be seated and then hurtles along in a tour de force of fully immersive, highly improvised and site-specific comedy theatre. With only a third of the show scripted, anything can happen and everything stays fresh as these three infamous hoteliers play with the audience - and as the audience play the part of diners in the 'Fawlty Towers' restaurant. Do expect all the best gags and 'a rip-roaringly hilarious night out' (-
This Is London
)… just don't mention the war!
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is an affectionate homage to Fawlty Towers, that most revered of TV series by the BBC. The original scripts by John Cleese and Connie Booth are not used in the show, and the sometimes-supposed mis-spelling of the show's name is, in fact, on purpose. Artistic director Alison Pollard-Mansergh explains: 'When we started this show in 1997, John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs were still young enough to perform these roles. I didn't want people to think they were getting the original, so I spelled the name of our show differently. Happily though, both they and the BBC know what we are doing, and we work with the BBC a lot.'
Seventeen years on since it started in Brisbane, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is now performed around the world by eight teams of cast, pretty much constantly. It's touring over 20 countries this year, and has already had sold out debut seasons in Iceland, Malaysia, and the UK's Royal Albert Hall. It also has a residency in the heart of London's West End theatre land, and it ranks consistently high in tripAdvisor's Top London Performances and Attractions.
Manuel (Anthony Sottile) is brilliant
'(- Australian Stage, FringeWorld Perth).
'Basil, played by Rob Langston… so spot on you forget it's not actually John Cleese.'
(- Cape Times, South Africa).
Karen Hamilton has Sybil Fawlty's snorting laugh and squealing 'Basil!' down to a tee and looks for all the world like Prunella in the flesh.'
(- Arts Hub, Melbourne International Comedy Festival).
Faulty Towers Menu 2014
Potato and leek vichyssoise with fleurons
Chicken Kiev with poached green beans and chat potatoes
Vegetarian Main Course
Vegetable Stack with tomato sauce
Drinks are available for purchase at the bar in the Utzon Room
For any special dietary requirements please contact email@example.com