London’s longest running immersive experience Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is set to reopen this autumn at the Radisson Blu Edwardian. The production is running from 2 September to 18 December.
The experience celebrates its tenth birthday in the West End this October, resuming full capacity performances from September.
After closing twice due to the pandemic, the producers have announced that they are bringing back the original version of the pre-pandemic show, in a newly refurbished space in the hotel, which has extremely high-quality ventilation.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a loving tribute to the BBC’s much-loved television series, which has been seen by over a million people worldwide. A highly interactive experience, it sees audiences enjoy a three course meal and five star comedy.
When the audience become diners in the Faulty Towers restaurant, pretty much anything can happen – because 70% of the show is improvised.
The fun starts as guests wait to be seated. It then hurtles along in a two-hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a 70s-style three course meal together with a good dollop of mayhem.
Company includes Stanley Eldridge, Jack Baldwin and Dave Tremaine alternating as Basil, Kat Mary, Nerine Skinner, Karina Garnett and Rebecca Norris alternating as Sybil, and Oliver Ford, Leigh Kelly and Tony Clegg as Manuel.
Born in Australia in April 1997, the show has been touring the UK and internationally since 2008, having appeared in 41 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 in the UK alone. 2021 has already seen runs at Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, with tours in Ireland, Scandinavia and Australia yet to come.
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