Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, the acclaimed immersive show, is celebrating its fifteenth year in the UK.
The show has also added more dates to its West End run at the the President Hotel, and is now playing to April 2024.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is the interactive experience where audiences enjoy a 3-course meal and become part of the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant. 70% of the show is improvised, so anything can happen through the 2-hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a ‘70s-style 3-course meal together with a good dollop of mayhem!
Devised by Alison Pollard-Mansergh, Andrew Foreman and others, the show has been touring the UK and internationally since 2008, having appeared in 43 countries to date, and employing 56 actors per season. The show has toured to over 1000 venues, with approximately 400 shows per year on average across the UK.
A loving tribute to the BBC’s classic Fawlty Towers TV series, the show has been seen by over a million people worldwide since the very first show at the Ridges Hotel in Brisbane on 24 April 1997.
Producer Jared Harford said in a statement: “It’s hard to believe we have been performing here in the UK now for 15 years! When the show first began back in 1997, Alison thought it would only last a few months…. at the most, but here we are, 26 years later, having toured 43 countries with plans to hopefully get number 44 over the line soon! None of this would have been possible without the incredible team behind the show, in Australia and the UK, plus our family of fabulous performers, who have travelled the globe over twenty five years – we wouldn’t be here today without your talent, loyalty and dedication to your roles and our company. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
The BBC series scripts by John Cleese and Connie Booth are not used in Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, which uses its own original scripts and format.