Faulty Towers Dining Experience

 

B’est Restaurant

Aug 5-7, 10-14, 17-22, 24-26

£45-£49.50

14.00 & 20.00

Benedict Holme as Basil.
Benedict Holme as Basil.

 

Why is it that I & others come to this show time & time again. Is it the randomness of the table you’re thrown into, meeting like-minded fans of either the TV show or this wonderful interactive version? Is it the pure timelessness of the characters & the jokes created in a moment of genius by John Cleese back in the seventies? Is it the uniqueness of a performance onto which is attached a delicious 3-course meal?  It is all these things & much, much more, for entering, enjouying & departing the Faulty Towers experience, one feels endowed with a new sense of cheery vitatlity, ready to tackle the world yet again.

 

Karina Garnett as Sybil
Karina Garnett as Sybil

The 2 hour show begins with the ‘audience’ gathering in a courtyard, ordring table drinks & watching the first fits of comedy as Sybil, Manuel & Basil introduce themselves & commence the suspension fo disbelief that really does keep us enthralled throughout the show.  Before, during, & between the courses, various & select scenes from the TV series are replayed right before our eyes, the barrier between reality & fiction shimmering in the air.

Leigh Kelly as Manuel
Leigh Kelly as Manuel

The star of the show seems to be Manuel, whose broken English provides so many possibilities for the British love of innuendo & wordplay. Refreshingly, some of the action was different from last year, perhaps down to a new cast who are; Karina Garnett as Sybil, Leigh Kelly as Manuel, and Benedict Holme as Basil. This freshness then ensures the Mumble yet again gives this delightful show another FIVE STARS.

Gold star

Reviewer : Damo Bullen

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