Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - Review.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - Review.

The team at Interactive Theatre are back with their side-splitting dinner/theatre show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. If you can get a ticket, make sure you do. And if you’re a fan of John Cleese or the Fawlty Towers TV show, prepare yourself for an hilarious night of mayhem that will take you back decades.

I had the good fortune to see this show back in February during their 2019 Adelaide Fringe season. With that in mind, I didn’t hold high hopes for having such a great night this time around. As much as I laughed my proverbial off the first time, I guessed that the show would be the same still. So I just wasn’t convinced that seeing the same show again would be quite as funny the second time around.

I’m pleased to be able to say that I couldn’t have been more wrong. A sentiment echoed by other punters who were also seeing the show again. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is just as good the second time around as it was the first.

It’s scary how well these actors have nailed their characters. The stand out being a man who could be John Cleese’s twin brother (or perhaps son). But Sybil and Manuel are spot on too.

The jokes you’re wanting to hear are all there. From the precision slapstick to the intellectual wit. But, if you’re surname is of German origin, you may want to book under an alias for the night.

The show has left Adelaide to continue on with the rest of the national tour, so you won’t get to enjoy the magnificent three-course meal put on by The Stamford Plaza. On the upside, you might see the show in a venue more fitting of this classic (this particular room at The Stamford was way too bland).

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a must-see!

Even if you’re not familiar with John Cleese or Fawlty Towers, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience will have you in stitches. If you’re lucky enough to be near a venue that the rest of this tour is getting along to, make sure you book now and brace yourself for a memorable night.

Doug writes regular theatre reviews. Sometimes for Adelaide Theatre Guide, but independently also. If you’d like Doug to review a show for you, contact him here.

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