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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience (Interactive Theatre Australia)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

Although I was irked by the genius of ‘Fawlty Towers’ being distilled into pantomime, I could still appreciate the tumultuous energy of ‘Faulty Towers The Dining Experience’. The chaotic narrative of the evening begins as you wait to be seated, the performers offering uncanny turns as Basil, Manuel and Sybil. Famous moments from the show are recreated with commendable skill. Unfortunately, the food is poor. To their credit, this flaw is worked into the act – when asked what flavour the soup was, Sybil replied that she wasn’t sure as she hadn’t read the label. It’s not artful, and it’s not claiming to be; this show offers fond homage to a universally loved TV show, and it does this very well.

B’est Restaurant, 4 – 30 Aug (not 6, 13, 20, 27), 8.30pm (10.30pm), £38.00 – £43.00, fpp73.
tw rating 4/5