An affectionate homage to the BBC TV series Fawlty Towers, it is a live comedy show which has been a global hit for the last twenty years.
For the last ten years, it has been coming to Edinburgh in August and we’re pretty sure that it has sold out pretty much every year.
The show takes place in a dining room with the audience members playing the role of diners.
While guests tuck into their three courses, Basil, Sybil and the hapless Manuel – you may know him, he’s from Barcelona – cause chaos.
In another life, this 5pm Dining blogger used to write comedy reviews for the papers. When I saw the show, a few years ago, it was packing in the audiences.
And rightly so. Everyone was in stitches at Basil’s increasingly apoplectic outbursts, Sybil’s withering put-downs and Manuel’s endearing incompetence.
If memory serves, a long tailed Siberian hamster may have been involved.
The show is heavily improvised so no two shows are the same. This is a neat move that keeps it fresh for the actors but also means that audiences can come back and be sure of seeing a subtly different performance.
As well as a full run of Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience, the company is celebrating its tenth anniversary at Edinburgh Fringe with a limited run of one off anniversary shows.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience: The Anniversary Show
Containing script which has been written specially for the show’s tenth Fringe appearance, it’s called Faulty Towers The Dining Experience: The Anniversary Show.
We are running a Big Deal on tickets for it.
£55 will see you enjoying admission for one to Faulty Towers The Dining Experience: The Anniversary Show.
The offer includes a three-course dinner; pre-show meet & greet and photo opportunities with cast; a signed souvenir programme and Basil’s Brew teabags to take away.
The stunning King’s Hall, part of The Principal Edinburgh George Street, plays host to the Faultys’ special Anniversary show.
If you have seen the original Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience then you will love this.