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On from 31 Oct 2009 till 01 Nov 2009
All Around Town
by Interactive Theatre Australia
Genre(s): New Writing, Comedy

Tickets: £50.00



Enter the world of Fawlty Towers!
After a sell-out four-month tour of Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience now arrives in London – a fitting climax to the tour, and a sought-after preview for London 2010.

Featuring all the best gags and a three-course meal, the show is a loosely-scripted '13th episode' of the TV series. The fun starts as the audience are called to be seated in the restaurant of the Fawlty Towers hotel, and it hurtles along for the next two hours as Sybil, Basil and Manuel serve the meal... Basil is manic, Sybil a battleaxe and Manuel of course is hopelessly language-challenged. Everything that can wrong, does, in this wonderfully controlled chaos. You'll have two hours of face-aching fun as well as a fabulous three-course meal. Just don’t mention the war!

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a 'total immersion' piece of site-specific, interactive comedy theatre which is performed in a restaurant and develops the characters made famous by John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs.

Saturday 31 October – dinner performance – Drinks from 8:30 pm; performance from 9:00 pm
Sunday 1 November – dinner performance – Drinks from 7:00 pm; performance from 7:30 pm

both shows at:
Café Des Amis, 11-14 Hanover Place (off Long Acre), Covent Garden, London WC2E 9JF

Ticket £50
Ticket price includes 3-course dinner and 2-hour interactive show
Bookings and enquiries: 0207 379 3444 / /


- A hit in its native Australia since it opened in April 1997, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience made its international debut at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival. These London dates mark the climax of a four-month tour of Europe, which has won five-star reviews, packed houses and standing ovations throughout.
- Edinburgh 2008 was a sell-out, extending to 39 shows. All touring interest shown in Europe since is a direct result of its truly phenomenal reception there by critics and audiences alike. That acclaim was repeated at this year's Fringe where all 40 shows sold out in record time. The Lowry reports that it was this year's fastest selling show, and Ireland and the Netherlands have already booked extended seasons for 2010 and 2011. Further commitments have been made for England, Wales, and Kuala Lumpur. Also in the offing: New York and San Francisco.
- The performance is fully interactive and portrays the spirit of the characters and the atmosphere they create; it does not use scripting by John Cleese and Connie Booth.
- The performers have no connection to John Cleese, Connie Booth or the BBC.
- The international touring cast is critically acclaimed, comprising:
Sybil – Alison Pollard-Mansergh
Basil – Michael Davoren
Manuel – Daley Donnelly / Andy Foreman


- " ***** spot on... brilliantly played... utterly delicious entertainment" (Edinburgh Evening News)
- "This belly achingly funny show is 100% worth every penny" (
- " ***** a once in a lifetime dining experience!" (British Theatre Guide)
- "The cast played a blinder... absolutely spot-on... the most-toured show of the summer" (Irish Times)
- " ***** the best show at the Festival... ingenious... the best comedy show I have ever been to." (arts editor, Scottish Sunday Express)

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