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About Fawlty Towers – The Play

Manuel, take the guests' bags and show them to their room! This summer, check into Fawlty Towers, the world’s most chaotic hotel, in the West End. Book tickets for Fawlty Towers on London Theatre today.

In this new comic play, the characters we know and love are all present and correct and nothing at the genteel Torquay hotel is running smoothly – it’s more of a madhouse than a spot for a weekend by the sea. Basil is in a bother of his own making, Sybil is gossiping, Manuel is struggling with his English, and Polly is trying to hold everything together.

Adapted for the stage by John Cleese, who co-created the original TV show with Connie Booth and remains synonymous with the role of Basil Fawlty, the show is based on three of the best-loved episodes: “The Hotel Inspectors”, “Communication Problems”, and “The Germans”. Basil is paranoid that there’s an inspector in his midst, the bad-tempered “guest from hell”, Mrs Richards, in on his case while he tries to hide his gambling from Sybil, and he’s outrageously insensitive towards a group of German visitors while suffering the effects of a concussion. Enjoy three hilariously farcical storylines in one evening!

Adam Jackson-Smith (The Girl on the Train, The 39 Steps) steps into Cleese’s shoes as the permanently harassed Basil who openly despises most of his guests. Anna-Jane Casey (Cabaret, Mother Goose) plays his formidable wife and co-manager Sybil. Hemi Yeroham (La Cage aux Folles) stars as the endearingly hapless Spanish waiter Manuel, and newcomer Victoria Fox plays Polly, the long-suffering voice of reason.

The show is directed by Caroline Jay Ranger, who previously directed Only Fools and Horses – the Musical.

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Access Performances
BSL Performance: Wednesday, 10th July - 7:30pm
Captioned Performance: Saturday, 10th August - 2:30pm

Run time

1hr 50min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

4th May, 2024

End date

28th September, 2024

Age

All ages.

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533 Reviews

Catherine 2322

Catherine 2322

25 Reviews | 1 Followers
85
Entertaining, Dated, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Want to see classic Fawlty towers Tv sketches performed on stage by actors who have the characteristics down to a tea

Don’t see it if Hate Fawlty towers Tv series and the work of John Cleese or don’t like slapstick physical comedy

Helen 3106

Helen 3106

38 Reviews | 1 Followers
88
Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if It had all the best bits from the original 12 episode series. Brilliant from start to finish.

Don’t see it if You don't like 70s british sitcom

Kevin 1607

Kevin 1607

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Hilarious, Must see, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if If you loved the TV show, you’ll love the play

Don’t see it if You don’t like typical British humour.

Dave B 3160

Dave B 3160

30 Reviews | 1 Followers
90
Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Fawlty Towers fans are likely to love this show but anyone who likes slapstick comedy will love it. Very true to the original show.

Don’t see it if If you’re not into slapstick comedy then clearly this isn’t for you.

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Our Review

'Fawlty Towers – The Play' review – this new staged version of the legendary sitcom is joyful theatrical time travel

4 of 5
16 May 2024, 09:04
Read our review of Fawlty Towers – The Play, adapted by John Cleese, now in performances at the Apollo Theatre to 28 September.

Venue

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 7EZ

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car park: Brewer Street (2mins)
Directions from tube: The Apollo Theatre is situated on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End of London, close to Piccadilly Circus tube station.

More information about Fawlty Towers – The Play

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Thursday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday-7:30 PM
Sunday--

Frequently asked questions

What is Fawlty Towers – The Play about?

Comedy legend John Cleese brings a stage adaptation of Fawlty Towers to the West End this summer, based on the episodes “The Hotel Inspectors”, “Communication Problems”, and “ The Germans”. Basil and Sybil Fawlty are played by Adam Jackson-Smith and Anna-Jane Casey, with Hemi Yeroham as Manuel and Victoria Fox as Polly. Caroline Jay Ranger directs.

Where is Fawlty Towers – The Play located?

Apollo Theatre. The address is London, United Kingdom, W1D 7EZ.

Where is Fawlty Towers – The Play playing?

Fawlty Towers – The Play is playing at Apollo Theatre. The theatre is located in 31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EZ.

How long is Fawlty Towers – The Play?

The running time of Fawlty Towers – The Play is 1hr 50min. Incl. 1 interval.

How do you book tickets for Fawlty Towers – The Play?

Book tickets for Fawlty Towers – The Play on London Theatre.

What's the age requirement for Fawlty Towers – The Play?

The recommended age for Fawlty Towers – The Play is All ages. .

How much do tickets cost for Fawlty Towers – The Play?

Tickets for Fawlty Towers – The Play start at £19.

Who wrote Fawlty Towers?

Fawlty Towers is adapted for the stage by John Cleese, based on the original scripts by John Cleese and Connie Booth.

Who directs Fawlty Towers?

Caroline Jay Ranger directs Fawlty Towers.

Is Fawlty Towers good?

Yes: Based on one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, the stage version of Fawlty Towers is adapted by John Cleese and based on three of the most acclaimed TV episodes.

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